Euroroc’s General Assembly at Marmomac surprised all with its verve

Representatives of the national European Natural Stone Organizations discussed how the branch could better position itself

Euroroc’s two new presidents: „Communication and collaboration are the key issues”

Stijn Renier and Kristof Callebaut from Belgium share their presidency for the term from 2018 to 2020

Euroroc: „Securing natural resources“ is also about keeping quarries in operation

Peter Handley is the newly appointed EU-Commissioner for sustainability / His credo is Circular Economy

London Calling: visit of Euroroc-members at the invitation of Stone Federation Great Britain

Topics were: Albion’s Portland Stone quarries, London and its stone highlights, Britain’s stone industry and its market strategies

How producers of ceramics, quartz composites, and engineered stone practice plagiarism

Protecting names such as „Marble“ or „Calacatta“ is the topic of discussions / A clean slate for the stone branch?

Euroroc: turning the ECJ judgment on „Soya Milk“ into a virtue to protect natural stone names such as „Marble“ or „Granite“

The European umbrella organization for the natural stone branch is undertaking an investigation of plagiarized product-names

Crystalline silica in stonemasons’ workshops is a major issue in many countries

In part the issue involves quartz composite materials in particular, and in part general labor protection is the topic of interest

Marketing: Using emotions to make natural stone stand out among the competing materials

„Selling Stones With Emotions“ was one of the major themes at this year’s World Stone Congress in Xiamen 2017

Euroroc-members visited the Xiamen Trade Fair

25 representatives of natural stone trade organizations accepted an invitation to China

EUROROC informs: Brussels is working on new regulations to reduce crystalline silica

For the first time, threshold values are to be regulated for all EU-countries / perforce the trade organizations accepted the limits set by the commission but hope to coordinate implementation in dialog

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