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March 27, 2023

Borbely: I will apply the best technologies in Rosia Montana project

The minister of Environment and Forest, Laszlo Borbely said in an interview with Adevarul on Monday that, as long as he will hold this position, he will make sure the best technologies will be used at Rosia Montata gold mine. “In Sweden and Finland there are at least seven or eight gold mines based on cyanides. Indeed, this will be one of the biggest mines in Europe. But we also have a political component. We demanded the solidarity of the ruling coalition, if – for instance – it will be decided that an environment accord is wanted,” Borbely stated. According to the minister, there are still several things to be clarified by the Technical Commission, such as diverting a river – a move whose legal implications are still unclear.Another issue is the Danube Delta ecosystem, whose situation worsened these years. “There is no use for some 4-5 institutions with similar attributions, which – I think – hamper each other when it comes to poaching. There must be, as it was in a certain period of the ‘90s, a strong governor with a militarised control body. (…) There are local intricacies and interests that are extraordinarily well settled,” the minister explained. Laszlo Borbely hopes that a measure emerging from the debate on amending the Forest Code in Parliament will be criminalising the cutting of more than one cubic metre of wood.

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