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Illegal logging in Romanian forests up by 32% last year, Greenpeace report says

12,487 cases of illegal logging were identified nationwide in 2017, i.e. an average of 34 cases/day, representing a 32% increase compared to the previous year, shows the „Illegal logging in Romanian forest” 2017 report by Greenpeace. An analysis of the ...

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Update: EIA report shows Schweighofer continues destruction of forests in Romania. Romsilva denies

A new investigation from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) takes a look behind the scenes to detail how the Austrian timber giant Holzindustrie Schweighofer, one of the largest wood processors in Romania, continues to fuel the destruction of Europe’s last ...

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Update: Searches at Schweighofer Holzindustrie HQs in an illegal timber business file. Financial loss around EUR 25 M

Organized crime prosecutors are conducting searches at the Schweighofer Holzindustrie factories in Radauti and Sebes in a file related to the illegal timber trade, with the financial loss being estimated at EUR 25 million. Searches are also conducted at Park Departments ...

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Greenpeace sends open letter to President Iohannis

Greenpeace Romania and Coaliţia Natura 2000 have sent an open letter to President Klaus Iohannis on Monday, expressing concern to the eventuality of the closing down of the application Inspectorul Padurii (Forest Inspector) for the public, but also hope that ...

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Another #rezist protest set for Sunday in Bucharest: ‘Stop game. In democracy, the corrupt are in jail’

The protesters are getting mobilized again on social networks, on Sunday they will reunite and to show discontent with the government and the parliament. This time, the meeting point is the Parliament Palace at 18.00h, the Facebook page dedicated to ...

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Brico Depot announces suspension of timber products supply from Holzindustrie Schweighofer

Brico Depot Romania said on Thursday it has stopped the supply of timber products from the Austrian manufacturer Holzindustrie Schweighofer, following the decision by the Association for the Forest (Forest Stewardship Council – FSC) earlier this year to withdraw definitively ...

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Holzindustrie Schweighofer says it fights illegal logging with a sound action plan for sustainable timber industry

Holzindustrie Schweighofer does everything within its means to fight illegal logging in Romania although the company does not harvest trees itself – it buys the timber from suppliers who act under the Romanian Law, a release from the company reads. ...

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France 2 investigation: Romanian virgin forests become furniture in the homes of rich Europeans

A comprehensive reportage released last week by France 2 shows how the large furniture manufacturers in the world, which claim to promote responsible management of forests, are purchasing illegally harvested timber from Romanian forests. The ‘Cash Investigation’ journalists started from ...

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Hornbach puts an end to the contract with Austria’s Holzindustrie Schweighofer

The Romanian branch of German DIY retailer Hornbach has announced is dropping the commercial relations with Austria’s Holzindustrie Schweighofer, as of January 2017, a press release informs on Thursday. This decision comes following an Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project ...

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