Mining ministries

Knowledge about investment opportunities in exploration and mining are an important factor to strengthen the economic ties between the EU and Latin America. Opportunities in exploration and mining are usually made public and kept up-to-date by either the Geological Survey of the country in question or the relevant mining authorities. This section summarizes possible sources of current investment opportunities in each of the participating countries and provides the links to their homepages.

Relevant mining authorities in the Latin American countries Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay:

ARGENTINA Ministerio de Energía y Minería
BRAZIL Ministério de Minas e Energia
CHILE Ministerio de Minería
COLOMBIA Ministerio de Minas y Energía
MEXICO Dirección General de Minas
PERU Ministry of Energy and Mines – MINEM
URUGUAY Ministerio Industria, Energía y Minería (MIEM)

Relevant mining authorities in the EU Member States:

AUSTRIA Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy
BELGIUM Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences-Geological Survey of Belgium
BULGARIA Ministry of Environment and Water
CROATIA Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship, Mining Department
CYPRUS Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment
CZECH REPUBLIC Czech Mining Authority
DENMARK Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate
ESTONIA Ministry of the Environment, Mineral Resources Department
FINLAND Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
FRANCE Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition
GERMANY Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy - Referat IV B 5
GREECE Ministry of Environment and Energy
HUNGARY Ministry of National Development
IRELAND Exploration and Mining Division (EMD)
ITALY Ministry for the Environment and the Protection of Land and Sea
LATVIA Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development
LITHUANIA Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development
LUXEMBOURG Ministry of Public Works
MALTA Malta Resources Authority – MRA
NETHERLANDS Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, State Supervision of Mines
POLAND Ministry of Environment
PORTUGAL Ministry of Economy
ROMANIA National Agency for Mineral Resources
SLOVAKIA Ministry of Environment
SLOVENIA Ministry for Industry and Mining
SPAIN Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad
SWEDEN Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communication
UNITED KINGDOM Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy