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Finalized EU critical raw materials proposal limits third-country sourcing at 65 percent

By Koen Verhelst and Stefano Porciello
  • 16 Mar 2023 12:41
  • 16 Mar 2023 12:41
No more than 65 percent of Europe's consumption of any critical raw material — such as lithium, cobalt and rare earths — should come from any single non-EU country by 2030, the European Commission proposes today, unveiling its proposal for a Critical Raw Materials Regulation.

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Stefano Porciello


Stefano is a MLex Correspondent based in Brussels covering energy and climate. Before joining MLex, he worked in communication for the Foundation for European Progressive Studies. He had previously worked as a freelancer in Italy and completed a traineeship at the European Parliament. Stefano holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and European Studies from the University of Florence.

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