Work already has commenced on the preparation of the legal environment for EU mining investment.

 At yesterday’s EU-Ukraine forum, Matti Maasikas, EU Ambassador to Ukraine, told reporters that:  “Our common carbon-free future requires the widespread use of electric cars, wind turbines, solar panels and energy storage facilities.” He said about the new need for strategic materials in the 2020s: “This technological shift depends on reliable access to the critical raw materials used for these devices.”