Report on critical raw materials and the circular economy
This report has been produced under the Action Plan on Circular Economy in which the Commission set out to issue a report on critical raw materials and the circular economy in 2017, in order to ensure a coherent and effective approach, provide key data sources, promote best practices and identify possible further actions. The report should be seen in the context of the political priorities of the Commission – especially relevant are the priorities on jobs, growth and investment, Energy Union and climate, the internal market, trade policy and global efforts on sustainable development. More... specifically, it supports implementation of the renewed EU industrial policy strategy presented by President Juncker in his State of the Union Address 2017. The renewed strategy highlights the importance of adapting to changes brought on by the transition to a low-carbon and more circular economy, as well as the strategic importance of raw materials for the EU manufacturing industry.