UNESCO postpones evaluation of Rosia Montana nomination for World Heritage List

UNESCO was due to discuss on Sunday, July 1, the nomination of Rosia Montana for inclusion on the World Heritage List, but talks were postponed for one day, says Romania-Insider.com.

According to former culture minister Vlad Alexandrescu, this happened because Romania requested the return of the nomination file, News.ro reported. However, the World Heritage Committee did not announce the reasons for this decision.

In early June, the local media reported that the Romanian Government stopped the procedure for including the Rosia Montana village on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Government motivated that Rosia Montana’s inclusion on UNESCO’s heritage list would negatively impact Romania’s ongoing lawsuit with Canadian group Gabriel Resources. The Canadian group is asking for USD 4.4 billion damages after the Romanian authorities decided to stop their gold mining project at Rosia Montana.


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