Mr. aug59 in your post at 11.59 you have expressed again very well balanced point of view. But overall I am not so optimistic as you are for to believe that the Government won’t fail. Do you really think that all this 4 years farce was happened without the government's knowledge (or at least some its departments) what is going on with the Beowulf? It will be the complete naivety to think so. Therefore I think it will be much better to be prepared for the worst and act accordingly than to be to so optimistic and polite. And I would suggest to all who are excessively optimistic and very hostile towards others with different views to think what kind of song/dance they are going to sing/dance in case of getting brand new refusal.
You are right, our application has not been refused or even threatened with refusal, just delayed.
I don't think Manro is English and he does make quite a few grammatical errors. The bottom line is that his primary approach seems to be for Kurt to go into a government office and punch someone to death to get our permit, which would of course have the opposite effect. Diplomacy is our route to success, slow though it may be.
"On the contrary the company has got the refusal"...if you mean our current application has been refused, Manro, then I'm not aware that it has been refused.
In fact, the point for me, is that it appears increasingly difficult for the various bodies in Sweden to refuse our application (as it would very likely be (successfully?) challenged), so the only course of action open is to delay the decision as long as possible. This tactic has worked well for those approving bodies in Sweden but it strikes me that Kurt has got wise to this and really started (politely but forcefully) to put pressure on for a decision.
I'm increasingly confident of a decision in our favour...and increasingly confident that that decision is (relatively) imminent i.e. in the next 6 months.
I've been in here for quite a few years so what's a few months (or hopefully, more like weeks) to wait.....?
Good morning Mr M. My wider opinion remains the same. We have: a pro mining country, a country with a history of mining, a wonderful resource, large revenues, a State miner monopoly, an explorer applicant and the objection from indigenous peoples whose overall considerations must be given, everything equal to all other. All are subjected to measures of merit governed by, law, politics and above all else, necessary compromise. If compromise cannot be found so as to award a concession then, the Kallak’s will be the only compromise. That would represent a huge failing by the Government. I remain invested because I remain positive that the Government won’t fail, and that Kurt Budge will have the correct necessary input, when it comes to all things in terms of both value and compromise. That’s an honest opinion and I am not asking you to adopt that opinion. Atb
I agree with Ed and Suzy, the management are doing things the right way. The message is 'Take your time to make your conclusions because if you conclude that there shouldn't be a mine we will take you to task over it. Our experts know the rules backwards and you will be found out if you have broken the rules'. Then would be the time to fight, but not yet.
I'm afraid that you are way off track by suggesting that the previous management of the company used "a polite and diplomatic approach". I think that the previous CEO went to the Joseph Stalin school of diplomacy. During his time as CEO He managed to insult and upset the SAMI, the people in the Jokkmok ares and the Swedish government Kurt has spent a lot of his time as CEO mending the bridges that the previous CEO burned.
I remain confident that Kurt has done a fine job so far and will continue to do so until he gets us our permit by diplomacy not bullying, despite all of the obstacles thrown in his path to success.
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