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The good, the bad, and the ugly

27 May 2024 - 10:45

Strategic minerals are essential to the modern-day technologies that enable the digital and climate transitions, as well as to the development of advanced military systems. However, their production and processing is concentrated in a handful of countries. There are growing concerns across Europe that this creates unwanted economic dependencies and can become a source of geopolitical leverage.

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