Capitalizing on Rosia Montana's cultural and natural heritage is key for a sustainable future of this exceptional cultural site, but also for the inhabitants of this place, the Royal House states. "The Royal Family has supported Rosia Montana's case ever since 2009, backing in every possible way the safeguarding and flourishing of the Rosia Montana virtues and values.
Following weeks of uncertainty in which the Bucharest government considered withdrawing its application for UNESCO protection for Rosia Montana, a former gold mine dating from Roman times, the UN cultural heritage agency declared it a World Heritage site on Tuesday.
The move came as a relief to conservation groups who oppose the resumption of mining in the area.
Romania's ambassador to UNESCO Simona Miculescu says that the inclusion of the Rosia Montana Mining Landscape on the World Heritage List on the very day when Romania celebrates 65 years since joining this organisation is a double celebration. "As we anticipated, we have a double celebration today!
President Klaus Iohannis welcomed today the inclusion of the Rosia Montana historic mining site to the UNESCO World Heritage List. "I welcome the inclusion of the Rosia Montana mining cultural landscape into the world heritage!
Prime Minister Florin Citu has not taken any official steps to withdraw the file of Rosia Montana site from registration on the UNESCO heritage list, nor has he submitted any proposal on this topic, the press office of the Government informs on Wednesday.
A living statue dressed in golden clothes and depicting Prime Minister Florin Citu was unveiled in Bucharest on Wednesday in Victoriei Square as part of a protest action staged by Greenpeace Romania amidst Romania's governmental coalition discussing how to manage placing the Rosia Montana site on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.
Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Tuesday that some political leaders put words into his mouth about Rosia Montana, adding that the ruling coalition's decisions on this matter will be presented publicly. "I see that some political leaders have put words into my mouth about Rosia Montana. When I have an opinion on the Rosia Montana, I will utter it, of course.
Canadian company Gabriel Resources filed a second lawsuit against Romania on Friday seeking $4.4 billion in alleged losses over its stalled Rosia Montana gold and silver project, which the government refused to approve following protests by environmentalists.
Two smaller companies belonging to Gabriel Resources group filed a similar lawsuit in July 2015 at the same court.