Die Rohmaterialversorgung der EU sichern

Die Union sucht Lösungen, um ihre Versorgung mit Seltenerden zu sichern, mit denen Hightech-Produkte hergestellt werden. Etwa 95% dieser Seltenerdmetalle stammen aus China. Im Bericht von europarltv, den Parlamentsnachrichten, äußert sich auch Reinhard Bütikofer zu den Seltenen Erden.

Commission proposal undermined by lack of focus and half-baked measures

The European Commission today presented its long-postponed raw materials strategy after months of delay. The Greens are expressing concern that, instead of setting out a coherent and focused strategy, the Commission’s approach is too broad and not well defined. Commenting on the strategy, Green MEP Reinhard Bütikofer, the EP draftsperson on the strategy, said:

New York Times: Europe Moves to Recycle Rare Earths

The New York Times reports about the strategy of teh Commission to reduce Europe’s dependence on China to supply the rare earth minerals that are essential in export products like cars and electronics: “The commission, the executive agency of the European Union, wants industry to play a much greater role in recycling and stockpiling rare earths as a way of mitigating higher prices and forestalling potential shortages in the coming years.”