Ukraine-EU Strategic Partnership

17 November 2022

The dialogue between Ukraine and the EU in the field of critical raw materials continues

The 9th annual high-level conference of the European Innovation Partnership on raw materials was held with the participation of Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, Vice-President of the European Commission Marosh Shefchovych, Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine Ruslan Strilets, First Vice-President of the EBRD Jurgen Rigterink and CEO of EIT RawMaterials Bernd Schaefer.

During the event, Denys Shmyhal said that Ukraine should become an integral part of the European Critical Raw Materials Act 2030.

This is a pan-European roadmap for the development of raw materials policy of the European Union. Critical raw materials and ensuring their uninterrupted supply are important components of Europe’s successful transition to clean energy sources and the achievement of decarbonization goals with zero emissions.

The participation of Ukrainian experts in the development of the Raw Materials Act project regarding the raw materials policy of the EU until 2030 opens up new opportunities for national mining companies. This is an increase in investment, job creation and economic growth of the state.

Integration into the strategic priorities of the EU allows to activate and fill the dialogue between Ukraine and the European Union in the field of subsoil use with practical content, which should provide a foundation for the rapid involvement of Ukraine in European production and technological chains and will have a long-term economic effect for both parties.

Ukraine seeks to develop together with Europe. Urgent investment in high technology and ecological production should be a powerful response to the aggressor and his methods of hybrid warfare against the entire civilized world.

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