Economy

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:

An interview with Paul Rübig MEP

Paul Rübig is Austria’s longest serving MEP and has led a distinguished business career. His parliamentary work includes co-chairing the Business and…

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Mining in Roşia Montană: Creating jobs for Romanians

Roşia Montană could be the standard bearer for a revitalised, modern mining industry in Romania, providing local communities with much needed reasons to stay.

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Romania has secured a very good deal with Roşia Montană

The Roşia Montană mine will catapult Romania to the top of the gold producing countries in Europe. The Romanian Government has secured a good and fair deal, in terms of both royalty and state ownership.

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Special Commission recognises importance of mining in Romania

The 11th November 2013 may well be regarded as a significant day for the future of mining in Romania. Let’s be clear: the Special Commission’s rejection of the Draft Law was not a rejection of the Rosia Montana mining project.

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Romania’s economic upside

Romania has an economy with an enormous upside. But whether Romania can harness that potential depends in part on whether the country will open itself up to major foreign investment projects that will generate employment and grow the national GDP.

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Romania: Central and Eastern Europe’s future powerhouse?

Sir Martin Sorrell thinks Romania could become one of Europe’s economic powerhouses. The Roşia Montană gold mine can help it get there.

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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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Modern mining can enhance biodiversity

Given the Roşia Montană gold mine’s established environmental safeguards, the project will “maintain and even enhance the region’s biodiversity,” according to a recent article by the President of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity & Sustainable Development.

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Gold – more than just luxury, a life saver

Gold is much more than a luxury item – its use is critically important in fields like medicine and nanotechnology.

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Romania: A Balkan Tiger?

An independent US think tank has published a report which states that Romania could become an economic powerhouse – if it allows progressive economic projects like the Roşia Montană gold mine to go forward.

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