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Justice for Rosia Montana!

Justice for Roşia Montană! Roşia Montană voices to be heard in illegal Romanian gold mine litigation November 5, 2018 On Friday, November 2, 2018, public interest law...

Roşia Montană loses UNESCO nomination to pay for corruption over gold mine

Romania’s Minister of Culture, the actor George Ivaşcu, has officially requested delaying Roşia Montană’s UNESCO World Heritage nomination procedure. The announcement comes just one...

Take Rosia Montana back to the streets! UNESCO file stopped by Romanian government

Rosia Montana/Romania, 6 June 2018 - “Last month ICOMOS, the body of UNESCO experts, confirmed what a great World Heritage site Rosia Montana could...

Romanian Government brings back the national expropriation law

12 October 2017 – The Ministry of Economy brought a new mining law under public debate, which resumes the provisions of the toxic law...

Movie-like intimidation and obstruction tactics at Certej

March 29th, 2017 - Mining Watch activists were aggressed and abused by Deva Gold employees on last Tuesday. Their right of path on a...

Romanian Government proposes a ban on cyanide use in mining for the next 10 years

Bucharest, 27 December 2016 - Romanian Government adopted in the last meeting of the current Executive, a proposal for a temporary ban on cyanide...

Eldorado Gold / Deva Gold defies the law

Cluj-Napoca/ Romania, 27 July 2016 - Canadian Eldorado Gold, the project owner intending to extract the 70 tonnes of gold at Certej using cyanide,...

Multiplier Seminar: „EU Raw Materials Policies and Resource Justice“

Romania, Bucharest: 2016, September 29, 30 The European Union is one of the biggest importers of raw materials in the world. Its resource consumption is...

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The Certej gold mine proposal won’t happen, no matter how many times ownership changes

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Legal victory over the Eldorado Gold Certej gold mine proposal /Romania

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Rosia Montana ISDS:  World Bank tribunal partially admits Romanian villagers’ arguments over controversial goldmine

6th February 2019 - ICSID, the World Bank tribunal, accepted an ‘amicus curiae’ brief submitted in the arbitration between Romania and the mining company...

Certej proposal blocked: Cluj Tribunal cancels urban plan for the mine

Cluj-Napoca/ Romania 15. January 2019 - Mining Watch Romania is pleased to announce a major legal victory against the Deva Gold mine proposal at...