Un primar care da valoare expresiei "si-ar vinde si sufletul pentru un pumn de bani"... Si uite-asa, mai apare o stire negativa despre romani in presa internationala. Nu prea cred sa mai existe in lume multe cazuri de edili care sa prefere distrugerea patrimoniului pe care, la momentul investirii in functie, s-au angajat sa il protejeze si sa il puna in valoare. Si cu siguranta este o premiera: unicul primar care se opune includerii in patrimoniul UNESCO a localitatii pe care o conduce. ---------------------------- Vali "Noble blood is an accident of fortune; noble actions are the chief mark of greatness." "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." Aboneaza-te la <mailto:ngo_list-subscr...@yahoogroups.com> ngo_list: o alternativa moderata (un pic) la [ngolist] Please consider the environment - do you really need to print this email? Gold <http://www.edmontonjournal.com/travel/Gold+more+important+mayor+than+herita ge/3444178/story.html> more important to mayor than heritage Agence France-Presse August 26, 2010 1:06 AM It's a rare day when a mayor balks at proposals that his town be entered on the World Heritage List next to such illustrious sites as the Taj Mahal.
But Mayor Eugen Furdui of Rosia Montana -- a picturesque Carpathian mountain village with rich gold deposits and ancient galleries that tell the story of mining back to Roman times -- is adamant. Mining is still his priority, but the modern sort: a Canadian open-cast gold mine project that is backed by officials but has split this town of 3,000 and drawn criticism from environmentalists, archeologists, historians and some high-profile activists such as British actress Vanessa Redgrave. "If Rosia Montana were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, that would automatically mean that mining cannot go through. And we want this mining project to be carried on," Furdui told AFP. Ahead of a January deadline that could tip the balance, the pros and cons have mobilized anew at headquarters long set up in the town's Old Square. Rosia Montana's green hills are said to hold more than 300 tonnes of gold, one of the biggest deposits in Europe. C Copyright (c) The Edmonton Journal