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New EU initiative increases demand for Swedish mines

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Half of Europe’s most critical metals and minerals are found in the Swedish bedrock. When the EU on Thursday released a series of measures to increase the degree of self-sufficiency in critical raw materials, the spotlight is on Sweden, which is already today Europe’s most mining nation.

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More efficient permit processes underway

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A modern and efficient environmental assessment. That is the purpose of the new inquiry that the government has appointed today. Svemin has for many years criticized Sweden’s inefficient system for environmental assessments and therefore welcomes Tuesday’s announcement.

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More women working in mines

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Half of Zinkgruvan’s summer substitutes are women. The previously heavily male-dominated mining industry is now seeing more and more women. Zinkgruvan’s goal is for 25% of the company’s 430 employees to be women and of the 60 summer temps this year, 50% were women. At Boliden and LKAB, almost every fourth employee in Sweden is…

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