O alta scrisoare, trimisa catre CENTRAS de o simpatizanta a Alburnus Maior 
(scuze ca este in engleza!):

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Francoise HEIDEBROEK 
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 1:41 PM

Dear Ms. Sinziana OLTEANU,

Those of us who have been involved in the Rosia Montana campaign since 1999,  
have seen enough so-called Romanian "NGOs" trying to jump into the controversy 
to make money and/or publicity, without any
consideration to the villagers  and their fate . 
Those who started the campaign know well how much painstaking efforts had to be 
deployed in order to develop public awareness, and how difficult it has been 
for those against the project to voice their opposition. 
For seven years, RMGC propaganda machine has intoxicated the locals and the 
authorities, by bribing officials and sponsoring the media.   
We all read in the press abouth the thousands of jobs promised by RMGC, and we 
all saw the film showing lucky millionaires in Rosia Montana on Prima TV 
sponsored by RMCG. If you had the curiosity to listen to the speeches adressed 
by Gabriel Resources management to  the Canadian shareholders, and to compare 
it with the speeches on sustainable development and social responsiblity fed to 
the Romanian public, you would have understood that this company is mining for 
money, does not care about the people and is very happy to have the support of 
corrupted officials. 

Initially - when the subject did not have public exposure - none of these NGOs 
were interested to participate in the campaign. In Rosia Montana, nobody heard 
of CENTRAS until Dan Petrescu was offered a job by RMGC. Clearly, RMGC hired Mr 
Petrescu for his ties with CENTRAS and APD (as a founder in both organization) 
and also his links with the World Bank.
>From the start, both organizations are in a conflict of interest and should be 
>excluded from the public consultation monitoring process. The recent 
>initiative by CENTRAS and APD, next to GEC (Dan Manoleli who publicly supports 
>RMGC Project) confirms that these NGOs do not have the necessary  
>"independance and objectiveness" stand to undertake such monitoring task. 

It is certainly disturbing to read your childish reaction to Alburnus Maior 
decision to reject CENTRAS. This confirms that you lack the maturity to handle 
a monitoring process which is about human lives. The
EIA process in Rosia Montana is is not a political election, it is a very 
serious process which requires objectivity and maturity, because it will rule 
the fate of thousands of people for hundreds of years.

If you have some notion about justice and democracy, and a little sense of 
European values, you should either join the campaign, or switch to other 
business.  If you insist, you will compromise totally CENTRAS reputation in the 
wider European "NGO" family, as well as with the european financing 
institutions. And it goes without saying that a "monitoring party" which has 
been rejected by the opposition group is de facto out of the picture. 


Francoise Heidebroek

"Let me know, that at least, she will try
Then she'll be a true love of mine"


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