In the ongoing legislative process on critical raw materials (CRMA), the European Parliament decided on 14 September to include aluminium on the list of strategic raw materials. Previously, the European Council had also included aluminium in its position.
Rob van Gils, President of Aluminium Deutschland, emphasises: "It is right and important that the Parliament also recognises the importance of aluminium for the Green Deal. Many technologies and goods that are indispensable for the transformation contain large quantities of aluminium. In the trilogue negotiations that now follow and in the final law, it is essential that decision-makers continue to recognise this central role of our material."