– We urge decision makers to elaborate and implement a raw material strategy – President of Employers of Poland Andrzej Malinowski said at the conference entitled “Mining as a strategic industry – barriers and opportunities for development in a global economy”. The event was held on November 19th at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, as part of the celebrations of the twenty-fifth jubilee of Employers of Poland.
The conference provided a platform for exchange of knowledge and experiences in terms of legal, economic, social and environmental issues related to the mining industry in Poland and as an opportunity elaborate appropriate legislative solutions, beneficial both for the state and the future of the mining industry. This is particularly significant in light of the guidelines for the plan of activities aimed at increasing Poland security in terms of non-energy materials, presented by the Ministry of Economy in June 2014, as well as Poland’s engagement in EU initiatives – a.o. within the European Innovation Partnership in the mining industry.
Panelists agreed that elaborating a strategy for further development of the mining industry requires engagement of many groups of experts and a substantive debate, in order to establish its foundations, scope and priorities. The complexity and importance of this issue call for reliable analyses and assessment of the opportunities for developing the industry in an environment-friendly, economically beneficial and socially acceptable manner, as well as the impact of international competitiveness and globalization on the situation of mining companies.