Berkeley goes on the offensive against the Government to unclog the uranium deposit of Retortillo (Salamanca). The Australian mining company has filed a contentious-administrative appeal in the National Court to defend the mining project after the Ministry for the Ecological Transition led by Teresa Ribera vetoed the initiative in November 2021.
This was announced on Monday by the company in a relevant event to the Securities Market Commission (CNMV), months after launching the first warning to the Government. It was at the end of 2022, when Berkeley presented a first notice of dispute, both to the president of the Executive, Pedro Sánchez, and to Vice President Ribera. With that step, the company shielded itself from a possible international arbitration against the Government. Finally, the group has opted for the judicial route.
"In the firm opinion of the Company, Ecological Transition has rejected the application of NSC II and the administrative appeal without following the legally established procedure, including taking into account the different "Improvement Reports" that complemented the initial application of the NSC II of BME, which implies that the rejection is not legal, "said the group before the market.
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