Solidarity message from Rosia Montana related to criminal charges against people from Halkidiki

To: Hellenic Mining Watch Ref: Solidarity message related to criminal charges against people from Halkidiki and Hellenic Mining Watch 16 October 2013 Dear colleagues at Hellenic Mining Watch, We’ve learned, with great concern, about the 29 residents of Halkidiki charged with “participating in a criminal organization”. The Greek state says that the purpose of this […]

European Court rules against Greece over gold mine land sale

ECJ’s ruling was described as a personal victory and vindication by Tolis Papageorgiou, who referred the sale to the European Commission in 2009 alleging it was a violation of competition law. The mines are being constructed in forest areas The sale of state land in northern Greece to a Canadian-controlled gold mining company was unlawful […]

Media interviews used in investigation of anti-mining activists

Police file includes telephone transcripts between Hellenic Mining Watch founder Tolis Papageorgiou and 11 newspapers, news agencies and websites, including Eleftherotypia, Reuters and the semiofficial Athens News Agency. Protesters at a march against mining activity in Halkidiki, northern Greece Transcripts of telephone interviews and conversations with Greek and foreign reporters have been included the case […]

Over 200 being probed over opposition to Skouries gold mine

A total of 12 case files involving 210 suspects have been created by authorities investigating opposition by Halkidiki residents to the gold mine run by Hellas Gold in Skouries, northern Greece. Kathimerini understands that one of these cases concerns the arson attack on the company’s offices at the mine in February, another regards the clashes […]

La Cour euro­péenne de Justice condamne la Grèce à pro­pos des mines d’or L’historique de l’affaire qui constitue un énorme scandale politique, financier et environnemental est décrit très élégamment dans l’arrêt rendu par la Cour européenne. Au moment où, en Grèce, se déroule un véri­table pogrom de pour­suites contre les habi­tants de Ierissos qui s’opposent à l’opération des mines, le pre­mier arrêt de la Cour condamne le gou­ver­ne­ment grec, recon­nais­sant, […]

Mining company accused of transporting toxic materials illegally

Source: Syriza MPs say that not only has Hellas Gold not taken the necessary safety precautions when transporting arsenopyrite, it has described it as something else in order to avoid paying tax   A truck carrying the concentrate from one of Hellas Gold’s mines There have been calls for the public prosecutor to take action […]

Grèce et mine d’or : les cloches des églises sonnent pour la libé­ra­tion de 2 habi­tants de Ierissos Libération après 6 mois de détention provisoire injuste : les cloches ont sonné dans le village de Ierissos ! Un arrêt du Conseil des juges à trois membres du Tribunal cor­rec­tion­nel de Chalcidique, pré­sidé par Mme E. Parpoula, ordonne la mise en liberté de Giorgos et Vassilis,  sans cau­tion, mais assor­tie de clauses res­tric­tives. Les […]