Apusenii Liberi newspaper brings under scrutiny corruption in the mining sector

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Apusenii Liberi newspaper brings under scrutiny corruption in the mining sector

6 April 2015 – A new edition, the sixth, of the Save Roşia Montană Campaign’s publication gets to the households and villages of local people in Apuseni Mountains (the “moți”).

Number 6 of Apusenii Liberi newspaper - Corruption Octopus

6. April 2015 – A new edition, the sixth, of the Save Roşia Montană Campaign’s publication gets to the households and villages of local people in Apuseni Mountains (the “moți”). This issue brings to the foreground the corruption in the mining sector - the assumed and the demonstrated corruption - with Roșia Montană and Certej mining projects as the main case studies.

The reader is invited to discover the corruption octopus, the inter-party entanglement of high public officials and politicians who supported cyanide mining over time. The graphics come together with a case-article which nominates no less than 50 public persons which contributed, one way or another, to the progress of the Roşia Montană mining project. From the mayor to diplomats, advertising people, university professors, journalists or members of the parliament, each of them is brought under scrutiny. Their names are accompanied by the recommendation: ”Please frame this list. When you hear about arrests by DNA (National Anticorruption Directorate), please consult it. Some of the names above can already be ticked.”

In the case of Certej project the article shows the key persons involved in the sale, by a private person to another private person, of the mineral deposit originally held by the Romanian state, with no revenue for the state budget. The row of supporters also includes other people from Hunedoara, including public officers in the local environmental protection agency. All this information is given in the context of the lack of a mineral resource policy adapted to our times. This generates a source of corruption and social disintegration, showing a bitter X-ray of the deep corruption of Romanian society.

The printing of this issue of Apusenii Liberi newspaper is funded from the donations received from natural persons who directed 2% of their annual tax on revenue to Alburnus Maior Association. The newspaper is distributed with support from the NGO Fund in Romania within the project “Save Roşia Montană Campaign - Solidarity for Community”. Over the next period the newspaper will get to most places in Apuseni Mountains, being addressed to people who have no access to the information available on the internet about Roşia Montană or Certej.

Apusenii Liberi is also available online on www.apusenii-liberi.ro

For more information: Roxana Pencea, Mobile: 0723.024300, email: alburnusmaior@ngo.ro

The project “Save Roşia Montană Campaign - Solidarity for Community” is funded with the amount of 62,824.5 Euro by the SEE Grants 2009 – 2014, within the NGO Fund in Romania. For official information about the SEE and Norwegian grants please see www.eeagrants.org.