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About this book
Mineral resources are an essential social and economic basis. The importance of a European mineral resources policy is demonstrated by the latest developments in the international commodity markets. The legal framework for mining activities is vital for the realization of a mineral resources policy. Efficient legislative provisions and their implementation are crucial in ensuring both a competitive mining industry and environmental protection. This book discusses the legal frameworks of 40 European countries, especially the countries of south-east Europe, which possess an enormous wealth of deposits. This reference book provides information on European legislation relevant to mineral resources and an overview of approaches to mineral resources policy, as well as comparing the existing instruments of such policies in various European countries. This book is especially well-suited to the needs of investors, entrepreneurs, politicians and civil servants.