Latest Developments

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 […]

Destruction of forest by Eldorado Gold in Skouries progresses

The unique forest of Skouries, in northern Halkidiki is being cut and uprooted to make way for Eldorado Gold’s open pit gold-copper mine, flotation plant, roads and tailings facilities. As the local people have repeatedly denounced, a large part these forest clearing activities lack the necessary permits. Check out the photos and the dates they […]

Naomi Klein filming a documentary on the Skouries mining conflict

“Greeks live the Shock Doctrine” said the famous Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein speaking at the b-fest in Athens on May 25 (video of her speech here). She then moved on to Halkidiki in order to get acquainted with the growing popular movement against gold and copper mining in the region. See below an […]

Greek Delegation Asks Canadians to Help Stop Canadian Mining Company Eldorado Gold

By Mining Watch Canada. Media release for the May 30, 2013 press conference at Parliament Hill (Ottawa) The situation around Eldorado Gold Corporation’s mining projects in northern Greece is extremely tense. In the face of negative official response to social and environmental concerns from the company, Greek authorities, and even the Canadian Ambassador – a […]

Canadian MP Niki Ashton on Eldorado Gold’s Greek mining projects

Mr. Speaker, this week a delegation representing the citizens of northern Greece came to Canada to raise their opposition to the actions of the Canadian gold mining company Eldorado. The two projects this company is undertaking in Greece risk creating serious environmental degradation and have already led to major social unrest. Canada’s image and reputation […]

Canadian Mining damaging communities of Northern Greece

A delegation from northern Greece is visiting Canada to alert Canadians to the current situation with Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold Corporation’s proposed Skouries and Perama Hill mining projects. Mayor of Alexandroupoli, Vaggelis Lampakis, Tolis Papageorgiou, Maria Kadoglou of Hellenic Mining Watch, Jamie Kneen of MiningWatch Canada discuss the danger the mines pose on their environment, and […]

UPDATE: Eldorado Gold turns up to hear Greek mine opponents in Ottawa

By Brent Patterson, Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 This evening I heard Vaggelis Lampakis (the mayor of Alexandroupoli in the Thrace region of Greece) and Maria Kadoglou (an activist from the Halkidiki peninsula) speak at the University of Ottawa about mines being developed in their country by Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold. They were accompanied by Tolis […]