Roșia Montană

Gabriel: you can always ask but it doesn’t mean we will let you get it!

Rosia Montana/Romania, 30.June 2017 - With Gabriel Resources seeking US$4.4 billion in damages, Alburnus Maior, a prospective amicus curiae in the arbitration case, announces that it aims to file its brief to the ICSID Tribunal until September 2018 at the latest. It will detail compelling concerns and information overlooked by the parties to the case. 

Report: Gold-digging with investor-state lawsuits

Canadian mining company Gabriel Resources is using an investor-state lawsuit to push through its illegal toxic gold and silver mine in the historical Romanian village of Roşia Montană. The project has faced strong community resistance and is on hold after Romanian courts found that Gabriel had illegally obtained several permits required to operate the mine. Other permits have never been issued as the company failed to submit all necessary data.

Gabriel Resources gives up national courts of justice for international arbitration courts, more favorable to corporations

Bucharest, 21. October 2015 – Bucharest Court of Appeal filed yesterday a request from SC Roșia Montană Gold Corporation SA[1], whereby the latter waives the trial of the case[2] brought last year against the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the National Institute for Heritage.

Gabriel Resources starts to lose everything at Roșia Montană: the environmental permit for the industrial area’s urban plans was suspended

Zonal Urban Plan of Roșia Montană

Roșia Montană, 21. September 2015 - Bacău Court of Justice admitted on 09.16.2015 the claims of Alburnus Maior, the Independent Centre for the Development of Environmental Resources and Salvați Bucureștiul associations for suspending the legal effects of the environmental permit of the Zonal Urban Plan - industrial development area Roșia Montană (PUZ). The environmental approval was issued by the regional Environmental Protection Agency Sibiu (ARPM Sibiu) in March 2011.

Gabriel Resources threatens Romania with arbitration over murky mine

Roșia Montană, 21. July 2015 – Formal notification from Gabriel Resources (TSX:GBU) to 'amicably settle differences related to its mine proposal’ is an official and at the same time desperate confirmation that it can’t continue develop the Roșia Montană mine. 15 years after starting it all off, the company’s management has now initiated formal steps to start arbitration to avoid acknowledging failure.

Apusenii Liberi newspaper brings under scrutiny corruption in the mining sector

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.

Gabriel Resources threatens Romania with arbitration over murky mine

"Corporation doesn't do the legislation" written on the banner

Roșia Montană, 21. January 2015 – Formal notification from Gabriel Resources (TSX:GBU) to 'amicably settle differences related to its mine proposal’ is an official and at the same time desperate confirmation that it can’t continue develop the Roșia Montană mine. 15 years after starting it all off, the company’s management has now initiated formal steps to start arbitration to avoid acknowledging failure.

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