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Rosia Montana: How to blackmail to commit illegalities

Whenever possible our lawmakers ensured increased investment. For example we can read in the preamble of our mining law that „Investments in mining are...

Greenpeace and FOE Hungary trigger the Espoo convention for the Rovina mine

The National Society of Conservation – Friends of the Earth Hungary together with Greenpeace Hungary ask the Hungarian Ministry of the Environment to initiate...

The Romanian Prime Minister is under investigation; Carpathian’s Rovina licence is now the least of his concerns

June 5th, 2015/ Romania - Carpathian Gold announced on May 27, 2015 that the company "has been granted a 20-year mining license on its Rovina Valley...

Ponta Government saves Carpathian Gold from bankruptcy by granting them the mining license for Rovina

2 June 2015 - Carpathian Gold’s announcement that they were granted the copper and gold exploitation license for Rovina deposit generated an explosion of...

Civil society in Romania prepares for another Rosia Montana scenario at Rovina

28 May 2015 – Mining Watch Romania and Save Rosia Montana Campaign condemn the Romanian Government for granting the exploitation license for copper and...

EU Parliament votes to regulate direct imports of conflict minerals

May 21st, 2015, Romania – The European Parliament has voted in favour of regulation to prevent the trade in conflict minerals along the whole...

Tweet MEPs to say no to #ConflictMinerals!

On Wednesday (20th of May), the EU Parliament will vote on whether to force companies to look at the supply chains of the minerals...

Open Letter to Members of the European Parliament

The European Union is the world’s largest economy, the world’s largest trading block, and home to 500 million consumers. Every year, millions of euro...

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