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What the EU’s Raw Materials Act actually entails


Bloc wants to avoid depending on China for materials, after relying on Russia for fuels

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, EU politicians have been frantically trying to secure new sources of fuel to power the bloc’s industries and homes, as well as its universities and research facilities.

While people in Ukraine have borne the brunt of the devastation, the war also revealed to EU leaders that the bloc had become too dependent on Russia for its oil and gas supplies.

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