Monthly Archives: September 2013

Romania’s struggle for democracy is encapsulated in a village

protest-bruxelles-rosia-montana Article written by Claudia Ciobanu on www.theguardian.com. Opposition to proposals for a gold mine around Rosia Montana is at the heart of pro-democracy protests. Fifteen years ago, Canadian company Gabriel Resources came to Romania with a plan to build Europe’s largest gold mine around the village of...

Is Rosia Montana Romania’s Trigger Point?

In a show of solidarity, thousands of Romanians have taken to the streets to protest the Romanian government’s most recent shameless act of self-aggrandizement. With a boldness usually reserved for dictatorships, Prime Minister Victor Ponta’s government drafted a new law that would essentially make the...

Why the Actions of Government are a Nation’s Betrayal

Treason – black on white An article by Cornel Vilcu, translated in English by Irina Turcu There is no doubt about it: Romania is a colony, a source of cheap workforce and raw materials for whoever can give a joint interest to its politicians. One...

Romanians protest against mining project

Protest Rosia Montana It is the gold rush many Romanians do not want, despite the government granting the project National Interest status last week, and preparing a draft law. For 15 years Canada’s Rosia Montana mining company has been trying to massively expand old Roman gold mines and...