In-depth: Scandinavia sets sights on mining boom as clean energy transition speeds up

Scandinavia is set to strengthen its position as an EU mining powerhouse as part of the bloc’s drive for an autonomous and carbon neutral economy, but industry sees ‘red tape’ hindering a rapid expansion to meet the expected demand for minerals.

by Christian Ernhede
The iron mine of Swedish state-owned mining company LKAB at the country's northernmost town of Kiruna, November 2012. Photo: Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP via Getty Images
The iron mine of Swedish state-owned mining company LKAB at the country's northernmost town of Kiruna, November 2012. Photo: Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP via Getty Images

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