Brussels, 26 May 2015. Eleven associations representing the railway, public transport, and energy sectors as well as the recycling industry - all highly affected by metal theft – are calling on EU policy makers to take action in order to prevent and counter metal theft in Europe. The newly formed coalition is today issuing a common statement setting out the areas in which EU-wide action is necessary to counter the phenomenon.
The coalition aims to raise awareness about the negative effects of metal theft on the functioning and quality of services of general interest and its overall impact on public life.
In their common statement, the associations involved urge the EU policy makers to take appropriate steps in three areas in which Europe-wide action and cooperation is needed in order to complement measures already in force at national level and initiatives already undertaken by the concerned stakeholders:
The coalition is actively advocating these measures in order to ensure that concerns related to metal theft are duly taken into consideration by the EU policy-makers.
The full text of the joint statement is available at HERE