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The People vs. Gold: How Legal Action Can Rid Romania of a Bad Deal

Community people By Nicolae Stefanuta “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights,” oil industrialist John Paul Getty reportedly proclaimed. The combination of resource wealth and dubious public policy is at play these days in Romania, the site of Europe’s largest...

The EU should intervene in the debate over Romania’s controversial Rosia Montana mining project

Protest-Rosia Montana A number of protests have taken place in Romania over a planned mining project at Rosia Montana in the north of the country. Simona Manea argues that the EU should take a more active role in the debate, particularly given its attempts to lead efforts to implement...

RMGC’s Adverts Deemed Unlawful and Banned

cyanide-mining-project-rosia-montana Romania’s National Council for Audio Visual (CNA), whose job it is to ensure that TV and radio stations operate in an environment of free speech, responsibility and competitiveness have decided today to terminate adverts by Rosia Montana Gold Corporation (RMCG) from all media channels, deeming...

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...

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...

The biggest of all illegalities: The government’s shameful push of an unconstitutional law

Protest-Rosia Montana Raluca Dan That is how I could name the most recent action of the Romanian Government regarding Rosia Montana case.  Since Tuesday, August, 27th, people tremble with worry and fury, but in the same time with confusion, because of the numerous political decisions of the...

Government includes Rosia Montana project in its investment plan

From Romania-Insider.Com The much debated and so far controversial investment in the Rosia Montana gold mining project has been included in the Romanian Government’s investment plan and negotiations for the gold mining project investment should be finalized by September. “We would like to advance with...

Rosia Montana recognized as one of the most endangered European landmarks

european-student-think-tank From: European Student Think Tank   In a poten­tially game-changing decision, Europa Nos­tra, the lead­ing European her­it­age organ­iz­a­tion, along­side the European Invest­ment Bank Insti­tute, selec­ted Rosia Montana as one of the “7 Most Endangered Land­marks” in Europe out of 42 can­did­ates from 21 dif­fer­ent coun­tries....

Why The Rosia Montana Project Must Be Stopped

Rosia Montana Landscape From “The Hypocrisy of The Romanian Government: Why The Rosia Montana Project Must Be Stopped” by Raluca Besliu on May 29, 2013 in Democracy and Elections, Environmental Policy, European Politics and Society … Dominating in the Parliament and presiding over the government, USL has taken multiple measures to demonstrate its lack of...