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Join this interactive webinar and dive into the Finnish Mining Law reform and the reasons behind it.

As part of the Green European Foundation’s Metals for a green and digital Europe transnational project, we will look at how the initiative for reforming the Finnish Mining Act started with the Finnish Parliament’s ratification of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in 2018. The proposal on the reform, originally intended to be submitted to Parliament in December 2020, has now been postponed by a year as the Ministry chose to include an instrument for the comparison of interests in the reform just as the working group was about to finish its work. During this event we will focus on the background of the reform, examining the content of the draft, and offer suggestions for its improvement. Moreover, we will look at the Metals for a green and digital Europe project outputs and specifically the Agenda for Action document presenting concrete policy recommendations to be published in October 2021. 

You can contribute to this Agenda by joining one of our webinars or by commenting on our draft text, which can be found on www.metalsforeurope.eu

The project is led by the Green European Foundation and Wetenschappelijk Bureau GroenLinks. It is supported by Fundacija Strefa Zieloni, Institut Aktivního Občanství, Green Economics Institute, Etopia, Visio and Transición Verde.



  • Richard Wouters, Project leader ‘Metals for a green and digital Europe’ for the Green European Foundation & Weternschappelijk Bureau GroenLinks
  • Juho Heikkilä, student of Economics and Environmental Economics, Author of the ‘Mining operations taxed lightly in Finland’ publication
  • Mari Holopainen, Member of the Finnish Parliament

Moderated by: Simo Raittila, Project Coordinator at Visio




Date and time: Monday, 30th August from 16:00 to 17:30 CET.

Audience: This webinar will take place in English and is open to the general public

Registration: no registration required, please join our LiveStream!

Please note the event will be organised through the StreamYard platform, with Facebook live, and YouTube livestream with a possibility for the audience to ask questions from the speakers.

YouTube live link : Webinar: Reforming the Finnish Mining Law – YouTube

Facebook live link : Ajatuspaja Visio – Posts | Facebook

This project is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Visio and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation. The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of this event.


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