Iohannis: Romania wins the case for Roșia Montană by fighting and succeeding in protecting the national heritage

The President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, sent, on Saturday, a message congratulating the Romanian legal team in the Roșia Montană trial, after our country won at ICSID, and the state will not have to pay any amount of money to the Canadian company Gabries Resources.

The President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis PHOTO EP

I welcome Romania's success in the Roșia Montană process and congratulate the teams of specialists professionally involved in supporting our case, in the international arbitration process at ICSID. After many years of challenges and debates, both political and legal, today we are at the moment of truth: Romania wins the case for Roșia Montană, without penalties or compensation, fighting and succeeding in protecting the national heritage”President Iohannis wrote on his Facebook page.

Romania wins the case regarding Roșia Montana! The Romanian state does not have billions in compensation to pay, and it even has court costs to recover. After nine years of litigation, this file is closed with a final and enforceable decision. It was possible to reach this favorable solution mainly as a result of the work done by the experts of the Ministry of Finance led by Marcel Boloș and the team of lawyers selected by the ministry. I thank all those who worked for the cause of Romania”Nicolae Ciucă, the second man in the state, sent in his turn.

The position of the Government

The notice of the ICSID decision was sent to the Government. “Romania won the arbitral action in the Roșia Montană file, the decision of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Center for the Settlement of Disputes Related to Investments was communicated this evening to the Government of Romania. According to the Decision of the Arbitral Tribunal, Romania wins the case against the accusations made by Gabriel Resources Ltd. and Gabriel Resources (Jersey). Moreover, the plaintiffs are obliged to reimburse Romania the court costs related to the arbitration procedure. In the next 20 days, the reasons for the ICSID decision will be published. The Government of Romania welcomes this decision and thanks all those involved in defending the interests of the Roma stateno”, stated the Government in a press release.

We fought for Romania because it was unfair that every employee and pensioner of this country should be penalized for the mistakes of politicians who acted against Romania's interests. Thank you to the team of lawyers who represented Romania with professionalism, honor and honor! Romanians should not suffer because of the decisions of prime ministers who put personal interests above national interests“, emphasized Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu.