Eurometaux released early December 2014 its new publication: Metals for an Industrial Renaissance: Eurometaux’s Call for Action to EU Policy Makers.
Find out more at www.callforaction.eu.
Although demand for metals continues to grow worldwide, the competitiveness gap faced by European industry has continued to widen compared with the rest of the world, in particular due to high regulatory and energy costs. In global markets where prices are set globally, these extra costs cannot be passed onto customers, instead weakening the competitive position of metals companies operating in Europe.
As a first step to encourage collaboration between Europe’s policy makers and industry frontrunners, Eurometaux’s Call for Action recommends four areas where new EU policy makers can take action to strengthen the recovery of Europe’s non-ferrous metals industry, and to facilitate our contribution to a sustainable society:
- Ensure affordable energy, without excessive regulatory costs
- Continue to seek free and fair international trade
- Pursue smart and coherent environmental regulation
- Incentivise sustainable resource management and innovation
Eurometaux’s recommendations are outlined in detail at www.callforaction.eu.