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Keep up to date with news and developments about the proposed Roşia Montană mine. The links below lead to interviews with and articles from guest contributors and perspectives on commentary from around the web, including:

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Finland: Gold Mining leads to sustainable tourism. Rosia Montana can do the same.

The Finland story CNN published a Jim Boulden video documentary on how Finland Arctic Circle mining is helping local communities thrive, evolve…

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Roşia Montană on Twitter

Overview of English tweets about Roşia Montană between 01 September 2013 and 17 February 2014 Create Infographics

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Roşia Montană – ‘raising the bar’ on international best practice

Mr. Stephan Theban, an external independent auditor, asks: ‘Is it realistic for a new mining project in a country new to the European Union to go beyond international and EU standards on environmental safety and protection? In the case of the proposed gold mine at Roşia Montană the answer is: yes.’

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Why mining in Rosia Montana will be a pillar of sustainable development in Romania

Raluca Besliu’s recent article is typical of the misinformation and misinterpretations being put forward by activists opposing the Roşia Montană gold mine. The project will benefit, not harm, the region.

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More heat than light in EU debate

By Sean O’Sullivan, Government Relations Officer for the Rosia Montana Gold Project

The objectors, be they MEPs or environmentalists are blaming the wrong people. Mining provides much needed investment to trigger sustainable regional development, wealth creation and environmental regeneration.

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The gift of natural resources

An interview with Dr. Corina Hebestreit, the director of Euromines, the representative body for the European mining industry.

‘Resource efficiency isn’t just about trade: it’s about making the very best of what we have, whether it’s sourced in Europe or imported.’

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Cyanide, science and society

An interview with Dr. Terry Mudder, a science and engineering consultant and expert on cyanide.

‘To state simply that cyanide cannot be used safely under any circumstances is a falsehood,’ says Dr. Terry Mudder.

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Economy and Environment: no compromise in a new era for Romanian Mining

By Dragos Tanase, General Manager of the Roşia Montană Gold Corporation

Jobs, economic growth, the revival of our moribund mining sector – and the highest environmental and safety standards.

That’s what the Roşia Montană project will bring to Romania.

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The Finnish mining perspective

By Seppo Maula, the former mayor of Kittala, Finland, where one of Europe’s largest gold mines started commercial production in 2009.

“Romania has a tradition of mining going back to the Romans. This is a chance for that industry to have a new start.”

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