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Bucharest: Jo Leinen, Chair of the Committee on the Environment of EP, attends public debate regarding Rosia Montana

October 27, 2011

MEP Jo Leinen is visiting Bucharest tomorrow, as a result of two petitions issued to the PETI Commission, regarding a controversial mining project proposed by RMGC.

Jo Leinen will attend a public debate on Friday.

Here is a list of the speakers and the meeting’s agenda:


“Facts about Rosia Montana”

Bucharest, 28th of October 2011

10:00 Foreword

Daciana SARBU
, MEP PSD, member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety of EP

10:05 European Parliament’s Position regarding cyanide mining

MEP Jo Leinen
, MEP S&D, Chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety of EP

10:20 Romanian’s Academy point of view regarding the need for sustainable development in Rosia Montana

Acad. Ionel Valentin VLAD
, Vice President of the Romanian Academy

10:35 “The Sustainable Disaster” proposed by RMGC in Rosia Montana

Prof. dr. Afrodita IORGULESCU
, The “Save Rosia Montana” Group within The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies

10:45 The Environmental Impact of the proposed cyanide mining project

Stefania SIMION
, Alburnus Maior (NGO created by local people in Rosia Montana to help fight the proposed mining project, n.Ed.)

10: 55 The geologist’s perspective regarding the proposed mining project in Rosia Montana

Ing. Justin ANDREI
, research scientist, former Executive of the Geological Institute of Romania

11:05 Alternative development in Rosia Montana: cultural tourism and becoming part of the UNESCO heritage.

Prof. univ. dr. Mircea BABES
, research scientist, “Vasile Parvan” Institute of Archeology

11:15 Information embargo and a misinforming campaign conducted by RMGC – Razvan MARTIN, programs coordinator, the Media Monitoring Agency

11:25 Rosia Montana, between the need for jobs and fake promises – Sorin JURCA (local from Rosia Montana), Cultural Foundation Rosia Montana

11:35 Rosia Montana, a national interest matter. Public Petition initiated by PSD and the Green Movement (Miscarea Verzilor) – Remus CERNEA, co-president, Miscarea Verzilor (the Green Movement)

11:45 Conclusions – Rovana PLUMB, MEP PSD, member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety of EP

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