Launch event of the European Minerals Day with the participation of Antonio Tajani
On 24 May 2013, Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, inaugurated the 4th edition of the European Minerals Day in the underground mine of calcium carbonate in Vipiteno, Italy.
Antonio Tajani recalled that raw materials are crucial for European industry.
Industrial minerals are essential not only for the majority of the manufacturing sector and the downstream industry, but also in engineering environment, such as for the treatment of water, and renewable energy.
The objective of the European Minerals Day is to raise awareness of the importance of industrial minerals both in everyday life and in the European economy as a whole.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Views of Vipiteno, Italy (3 shots)
||Quarry exteriors with mountains
||Information board about the mine (2 shots)
||Mine interiors with working machines (3 shots)
||Arrival of Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship (2 shots)
||Antonio Tajani visiting the mine and listening to workflow explanations (17 shots)
||Soundbite by Antonio Tajani (in ENGLISH) saying that row materials are key to the EU's competitiveness in the world; it is important to back the European mining sector today; but it is also important to work in agreement with other countries of the world like South American countries, Greenland and African countries, because the price of row materials is one of the most important points of the EU's industrial policy.
||Antonio Tajani visiting the mine and listening to mine workflow specialist (2 shots)
||Soundbite by Antonio Tajani (in ITALIAN) saying that the raw materials policy is crucial for the European industry; the European mining industry should be supported because obviously this reduces costs for industrial production; as for the raw materials that Europe is not able to have, the EU must conclude good agreements with countries in South America; it has been done with the African Union and with Greenland; this issue is crucial issue; there is global competition; we in Europe have got to make sure that the costs of raw materials for the European companies are always lower.
||End of Antonio Tajani's visit and group photo (4 shots)