EC names critical, strategic raw materials under proposed new act

The European Union’s much-anticipated Critical Raw Materials Act, announced on Thursday March 16 by European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, has set out new lists of the raw materials now formally designated as strategic and critical.

Importantly, the proposed Act now formally defines the new category of “strategic.”

It states the list of strategic raw materials “should contain raw materials that are of high strategic importance,...


Claire Patel-Campbell

March 16, 2023

17:18 GMT