Breakfast seminar: How to secure a sustainable and resilient supply of raw materials for the EU – reflections on the CRM act

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The potential for critical raw materials in the Nordics and in the EU is great. Sweden is for many reasons one of the most influential mining countries in Europe with modern mines and potential to produce many of the raw materials needed for the green and digital transition and for the defence and space sectors.

Welcome to discuss the Critical Raw Materials Act, and the road ahead.

On 27 April, Svemin welcomes you to a breakfast seminar where we will talk about how the EU can improve its security of supply of raw materials, reflections on the CRM act from companies and industry organisations representing the green value chains, and how this legislation will be processed through the European Parliament and the Council.

Confirmed speakers*

Sara Modig
State Secretary to the Swedish Minister for Energy, Business and Industry, Ebba Busch

Joaquim Nunes de Almeida
Director for Mobility and energy intensive industries at the European Commission

Maria Sunér
CEO Svemin

Anna Strandbacke-Muhler
Councellor for Industry & Regional Policy at the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU

Mikael Staffas
CEO Boliden

Pia Lindström
Senior Vice President of Sustainability, LKAB

Niklas Wahlberg
VP System Solutions and Partnerships at Volvo Group

Kresten Ørnbjerg
VP, Head of Global Public Affairs, Vestas Wind Systems A/S

Julia Poliscanova
Senior Director Vehicles and Emobility at Transport and Environment

Alexandre Affre
Deputy Director General of BusinessEurope

Rolf Kuby
Director General, Euromines

Malte Lohan
Director General of Orgalim

*More speakers will be added.

Practical information

What: Breakfast seminar

When: April 27

Time: 8:30 – 10:30 | Breakfast from 8.00 | Coffee mingle to 11.00

Where: Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU

Address: Square de Meeûs 30, 1000 Brussels

Registration: Registration for the breakfast seminar is now closed. Contact Svemin for possible late registrations.


The European Commission has during the Swedish presidency of the EU presented a Critical Raw Materials act for ensuring a secure and sustainable supply of critical raw materials (CRMs). The demand for CRMs will increase exponentially in the coming years and CRMs are crucial for realizing the green and digital transition. Europe’s raw materials security supply has accentuated also from a security and geopolitical perspective given the Russian invasion on Ukraine and given the fact that only a few countries control the market for critical raw materials today.

The potential for CRMs in the Nordic region and in the EU is large, and probably even larger than we currently know due to the low level of exploration in the EU compared to major mining nations.

Sweden currently holds the EU Council Presidency for the first half of 2023. Sweden is for many reasons one of the most important mining countries in Europe with great raw material potential for managing the energy and mobility transition and securing the raw material supply for future technologies.