Cover Osteuropa 4-5/2008

In Osteuropa 4-5/2008

Mining Gold in Kyrgyzstan
Environmental Threat and Economic Necessity

Jörg Stadelbauer

Deutsche Fassung


International companies mine gold in Kyrgyzstan. Gold mining is an important factor for Kyrgyzstan’s national economy and state budget. But mining gold can also become an environmental burden – as a cyanide accident ten years ago showed. The operating companies, the state and the population must come to an arrangement that takes into account all conflicting interests.

(Osteuropa 4-5/2008, pp. 151–164)