As a result of emerging public interpretations, the Government Press Office released the Prime Minister Mihai Tudose’ statement that he voted in Parliament for a ban on cyanide mining.
The Prime Minister specifies that he voted for the repeal of the bill on measures related to gold-silver ore exploitation at Rosia Montana and to stimulate and facilitate the development of mining activities in Romania.
"I voted for the repeal of the bill on gold-silver ore exploitation in the Roşia Montană area, given that this type of exploitation can only be conducted technically by using cyanide. In conclusion, I voted against cyanide-based exploitation, " emphasizes Prime Minister Mihai Tudose.
At the same time, Prime Minister Mihai Tudose outlines that he voted for the repeal of the amendment tabled by Remus Cernea in 2013, which provided that the use of cyanide-based mining technologies would be prohibited at any stage of the gold and silver exploitation, as he considered the amendment groundless.