News and Opinions

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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“The 10-year heritage research at Roșia Montană cannot be contradicted by a three-day visit”

In terms of a professional assessment of archaeological significance, the WMD Report is compromised by substantive and demonstrable factual errors and fallacies of argumentation.

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Roşia Montană and Baia Mare: should they be compared?

By Dr. Suzanne Lacasse and Kaare Hoeg, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute Technical Experts

In all aspects, the Roşia Montană project has learned lessons from the Baia Mare and Certej disasters and provided improved design. With respect to safety, the design of the Roşia Montană Tailings Management Facility belongs to an entirely different class of dams than the Baia Mare facility.

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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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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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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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Cultural heritage saved through mine development

By David Jennings, CEO of York Archaeological Trust

The future of Roşia Montană is dependent upon a concerted programme aimed at the preservation, restoration and provision of safe access to appropriate archaeological sites and the restoration and revitalization of the historic and protected village.

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Why the Roşia Montană gold mine will benefit the environment

Dr. Joseph Zammit-Lucia writes that protesters demonstrating against the gold mine use incomplete, partial arguments and “quote the facts selectively to serve their narrow ends.”

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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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