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Romania expected to reject gold mine following week of protest

Romania indicated it would reject plans by a Canadian mining firm to create Europe‘s largest opencast gold mine, following week-long protests by thousands of people across the country.

On Monday, prime minister Victor Ponta said a draft bill to allow Canadian company, Gabriel Resources, to mine gold and silver at the Carpathian town, Rosia Montana, would be rejected by the two chambers of the Romanian parliament because a “majority of lawmakers” opposed it.

“That will be the end of this bill. I, as prime minister, have to find other solutions for foreign investments and the creation of jobs,” he said. “As long as it is obvious that there is a majority opposed to the bill, it is useless to waste too much time on it.”

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