Serbia lithium project setback exposes fragility of Europe’s battery sector outlook

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Rio Tinto’s major setback at its lithium development project in Serbia exposes the overall fragility of Europe’s outlook for bringing battery raw material sourcing closer to home.

Shortly after the Anglo-American miner pushed back the timeline of its Jadar lithium project by another year (to 2027) last week, citing a slower than anticipated environmental permitting process, Serbia’s...

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