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21 Dec 2011

Time for a Common European Effort on Raw Materials

Roderick Kefferpütz

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In this latest Policy Brief on raw materials, CEPS Associate Research Fellow Roderick Kefferputz takes stock of some of the current developments in commodity markets. Almost a year after the publication of the European Commission’s Communication on Raw Materials, he finds that new circumstances have advanced a misplaced optimism and the pursuit of national interests by EU member states, which impede common European efforts to secure natural resources.