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Eurobrief May 2011

International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement to be held in Madrid

The 13th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement will be held in Madrid from 3 to 8 July 2011. Some 650 delegates have so far registered from all over the world. The Congress is an opportunity to increase modern society’s awareness of the importance of cement.

Green group holds seminar on raw materials strategy

The European Parliament’s Green group recently held a seminar on raw materials in order to help form the group’s position on the EU's raw materials strategy. ”It is important to develop longer-term policies and perspectives, while there is pressure to act also in the short-term,” said Reinhard Butikofer (Greens/EFA, Germany).

Commissioner Potocnik addresses European Minerals Day 2011

European Minerals Day 2011 took place on 13 May this year at the Kaolin JSC quarry site in Vetovo, Bulgaria. The event was attended by more than 200 guests, including representatives from the European Parliament, the Bulgarian government, the European Commission and industry.