Romanian President denounces draft bill for gold and silver Rosia Montana project

Romanian President Traian Basescu said on Monday the draft bill giving the green light to RMGC to start mining for gold and silver in Rosia Montana is unconstitutional, as the Parliament plans to set up a special commission to debate the project.The president claims that the Rosia...

Select Your Countries:
Albania
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
FYROM
Greece
Montenegro
Romania
Serbia
Slovenia
Turkey
   

    
Select SIX industries you would like to appear:
Aerospace & Defense Agribusiness & Forestry Auto Industry
Capital markets Chemicals Construction & Materials
Economy & Statistics Environment Energy & Utilities
Financial Services Food and Beverage Franchising
Gaming Infrastructure Machinery & Appliances
Marketing & Advertising European Union Metals & Mining
Paper & Packaging Pharmaceuticals Real Estate
Retail Shipping Science
Telecoms, IT, Electronics, Media & Internet Textile & Clothing Tobacco
Tourism Transportation Wood and Furniture
Other        
Note: You can always change your choice later by unchecking the appropriate box or uncustomize all..        

Getting started

The first thing you need to do is choose a news reader, if you already don't have one. This is a piece of software that checks feeds you have requested and lets you read any new articles that have been added. There are various types of news reader. You should choose one that will work with your computer’s operating system.



When you have chosen a news reader, you can decide what content you want to keep up to date with. Please choose from below:

Albania Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia
Cyprus FYROM Greece Montenegro
Romania Serbia Slovenia Turkey
INTERVIEWS BY BALKANS.COM      

Problems ?

Alternatively, you can paste one of the BBN RSS URLs into a new feed in your news reader.


http://www.balkans.com/rss/english/albania.rss
http://www.balkans.com/rss/english/bulgaria.rss
http://www.balkans.com/rss/english/cyprus.rss
http://www.balkans.com/rss/english/greece.rss
http://www.balkans.com/rss/english/romania.rss
http://www.balkans.com/rss/english/slovenia.rss
http://www.balkans.com/rss/english/bosnia.rss
http://www.balkans.com/rss/english/croatia.rss
http://www.balkans.com/rss/english/macedonia.rss
http://www.balkans.com/rss/english/montenegro.rss
http://www.balkans.com/rss/english/serbia.rss
http://www.balkans.com/rss/english/turkey.rss

Find more about RSS FEEDS !
Name:  Surname: 
Country:  Company name:
Email (Username): (If you would like to change your email address please notify us at news@balkans.com.)
Password:  Confirm password: 
Visak koda  
   
     

MY ALERTS

MAKE NEW ALERT

 E-mail article  Print  Save Additional News in English Još vesti na Srpskom Επιπλέον ειδήσεις στα Ελληνικά  Text

Romanian President denounces draft bill for gold and silver Rosia Montana project



Balkans.com Business News Correspondent - 17.09.2013

Romanian President Traian Basescu said on Monday the draft bill giving the green light to RMGC to start mining for gold and silver in Rosia Montana is unconstitutional, as the Parliament plans to set up a special commission to debate the project.
The president claims that the Rosia Montana debacle will harm Romania’s image in the eyes of foreign investors.
“We know that an unconstitutional bill has been pushed in Parliament, which can not be passed by the Constitutional Court. Based on it we generate a debate that will conclude with an unconstitutional law. How can we have a good image, when even the foreigners know our constitution?”, said the president during the European Forum for Public Diplomacy. He urged the government to withdraw the bill.
PM Ponta swiftly responded, suggesting that President Basescu is trying to “impede” a project he supported for many years. He said the president approved in the past laws regarding oil majors Petrom, Rompetrol and US engineering group Bechtel.
MPs are set to discuss on Tuesday the appointment of a special commission, whose task is to analyze the Rosia Montana project. The draft bill was initially supposed to get through an urgent debate in the two chambers of the Parliament, after PM Ponta hinted the project was likely to fail due to insufficient political support. This procedure was dropped and the newly designed commission will collect opinions regarding the project.
Meanwhile, protests against RMGC, the miner controlled by Canada-listed Gabriel Resources, have been staged across Romania for more than two weeks. People are calling for the resignation the Ponta government and the cancellation of the mining project, which they say runs a high pollution risk.
According to media reports, some 15,000 people took to the streets in Bucharest on Sunday and several thousands also rallied in several large cities such as Cluj, Timisoara and Iasi.
Over one hundred people gathered in Rosia Montana, in support of the project, and 33 miners blockaded themselves in a mine, threatening to go on strike unless government officials visited them.
Following the PM’s visit on Sunday, the miners concluded their protest and exited the mine.
The temporary contracts of 350 out of 500 employees of RMGC are set to expire this month, according to Agerpres newswire. Business review Romania


LATEST NEWS ON BALKANS.COM

Related News in English

Povezane vesti na srpskom

Συναφείς Ειδήσεις στα Ελληνικά

Email