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Vacanță de 1 Mai la Roșia Montană

2015-02-25 08:00:00

February 25, 2015 - Alburnus Maior together with Bucureşti Association are pleased to announce the tourist offer “Visit Rosia Montana - 2015" and to invite supporters of the Save Rosia Montana Campaign to spend their May Day holiday (1 – 4 May) in this place in the Apuseni Mountains. Local people in Rosia Montana will welcome those willing to spend four days of trekking and fun - participants will be accommodated at agro-tourism guest houses opened by the locals who believe in alternatives to cyanide mining. Read more... about Vacanță de 1 Mai la Roșia Montană

Mesaj de solidaritate pentru Maxima Acuna și familia Chaupe

2015-02-12 10:45:00

”Máxima, somos cada vez más personas para quienes la vida no está a la venta y la libertad no tiene precio. Aunque nos separan miles de kilómetros, creemos que la solidaridad no debe tener fronteras y juntos somos las cadenas que mantienen las montañas en su lugar: de Perú a Rumanía, de Grecia a España, ¡donde quiera que la injusticia aplaste la democracia y los derechos humanos!”
Eugen David, Presidente de la Asociacion Alburnus Maior, Rosia Montana, Rumanía

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URGENT! Police enter Maxima Acuna's land and destroy her home for the third time

2015-02-10 07:45:00

51% US-owned Yanacocha mining company is continuing its attempt to intimidate Maxima Acuña, a strong opponent of the company’s gold mine in Northern Peru, by destroying her home.

Take action to protect Maxima. Sign the Amnesty International or Front Line Defenders petitions. Read more... about URGENT! Police enter Maxima Acuna's land and destroy her home for the third time

1884 years since the first documented evidence of Rosia Montana celebrated at the 5th edition of Rosia Montana’s Anniversary

2015-02-04 12:00:00

Bucharest, 4 February 2015 – On Friday, 6 February 2015 Rosia Montana celebrates 1884 years since its first documented evidence. Alburnus Maior, the Latin name of Rosia Montana, was mentioned for the first time on the wooden wax tablet no. XVIII found in the local mines and dated 6 February 131. On this occasion, Save Rosia Montana Campaign organizes the fifth edition of Rosia Montana’s Anniversary in more than 20 cities in Romania and internationally. Read more... about 1884 years since the first documented evidence of Rosia Montana celebrated at the 5th edition of Rosia Montana’s Anniversary

Gabriel Resources threatens Romania with arbitration over murky mine

2015-01-20 14:45:00

Company initiates formalities to start a dispute settlement for obtaining damages of up to $4billion Read more... about Gabriel Resources threatens Romania with arbitration over murky mine

18th General Assembly of ICOMOS: Rescue of the Roşia Montană mining landscape and promotion of sustainable development model

2015-01-06 13:15:00

18th General Assembly of ICOMOS
Florence, Italy, 9 to 14 November 2014 

Resolutions of the General Assembly

Resolution 18GA 2014/19
Rescue of the Roşia Montană mining landscape and promotion of sustainable development model
[submitted by ICOMOS Romania, supported by ICOMOS Hungary, ICOMOS Germany and CIAV] Read more... about 18th General Assembly of ICOMOS: Rescue of the Roşia Montană mining landscape and promotion of sustainable development model

Europa Nostra: Letter to the new President of Romania

2015-01-09 13:15:00

Europa Nostra, The Hague, 21 December 2014

Dear President Klaus Iohannis, Read more... about Europa Nostra: Letter to the new President of Romania

Certej = Roşia Montană. Ask Iohannis to respect the law

2014-11-26 13:30:00

German version below

Dear President-elect Klaus Iohannis,

During the last weeks you said you were preparing to be a mediating and integrating president, a binding element between state and society. In the short time left before you take over this role de facto, your position as leader of PNL (the National Liberal Party) provides you with the opportunity to start applying the values and principles for which Romanians gave you a vote of confidence. Read more... about Certej = Roşia Montană. Ask Iohannis to respect the law

Open letter to the Romanian Minister of the Environment

2014-10-14 07:30:00

Dear Minister Korodi Attila

Alburnus Maior and the Mining Watch Romania network express their deep concern regarding your statement that: "We have agreed, in principle, that Romania and Canada will identify ways to exchange information on the procedures for environmental impact assessment, in the case of large mining projects". Read more... about Open letter to the Romanian Minister of the Environment

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