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The EU’s raw materials initiative may be of little benefit to the EU or to the developing countries it intends to help

Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
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  • Jn Political Institutions (Europe)


The EU’s new Raw Materials Initiative (RMI), aims to increase Europe’s access to raw materials in developing countries, while at the same time increasing development in those countries. Benjamin Laag argues that it remains to be seen whether the RMI can actually improve EU’s access to raw materials, and that it may also not provide the benefits it intends to in developing countries.

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