The new mining law is dead – Long live Rosia Montana!

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The new mining law is dead – Long live Rosia Montana!

10. December 2013 - The new mining law is dead – Long live Rosia Montana! Parliament rejects amendments to Romania’s mining law designed to kick-start Rosia Montana Bucharest/Romania – After lengthy debates inside parliament and widespread demonstrations throughout the country, Romania’s deputies today rejected a series of amendments designed to kick-start the hugely unpopular Rosia Montana mine development. This decision presents an unprecedented victory to Romania’s civil society and a heavy if not mortal blow to Gabriel Resources, the mine project owner. The new mining law with its amendments was rejected due to insufficient overall attendance from the part of the deputies with 160 votes for, 22 abstentions and 105 votes against.

"We hope that this attempt to facilitate illegal mining companies is the last pathetic attempt to force the government to put cyanide in the neck of Romanians. We thank all those who believe in freedom and who stood on the side of justice today” declared Eugen David, president of Alburnus Maior.".

The protests in Bucarest, Cluj and other cities from Romania and abroad ended peacfuly. All the citizens that participated are safe.