Romanian President Traian Basescu denied allegations saying billioinaire George Soros is behind streets protests against Rosia Montana gold mine project. „According to my information, George Soros is not sending the NGOs to protest on the streets”, Basescu said during a TV interview.
Romanian media speculated Soros would be behind street protests, helped by a network of NGOs he is sponsoring in Romania.
“Soros abandoned long time ago the Rosia Montana gold mine project”, Basescu stated.
Soros was reported, years ago, to be a shareholder (10%) in Newmont Mining, a company being a minority shareholder in the gold mine project in Romania.