Lorenzo Genito

Lorenzo Genito has written 2 posts for European Parliamentary Research Service Blog

Recycling as a response to Rare Earth Elements’ import dependence

The Rare Earth Elements (REE) are a group of 17 metals used in many high-tech products. It is estimated that China possesses around 35-40% of world reserves of REEs. However, increasing worldwide demand for REEs has led China to impose restrictions on their export. Therefore, recycling REEs is increasingly perceived in Europe as an important strategy to reduce … Continue reading

Towards the European Banking Union: The Single Supervisory Mechanism

The crisis in the euro area has been characterised by close ties between the rescuing of banks and government debt. In order to break this vicious circle, the European Commission proposed on 12 September 2012 the creation of a Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) as a first step towards the creation of a pan-European regulatory framework … Continue reading

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