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Skouries Calling Out To Greece And All The World: #saveskouries

9th November 2013 International Action Day Against Gold Mines in Halkidiki What is at Stake Halkidiki, the birthplace of the ancient philosopher Aristotle, is a place of such great natural beauty that, every year, it is flooded by tourists from all over the world. In the western part of Halkidiki lies the primeval forest of […]

Journalists worried as Skouries wiretap file includes transcripts

The Macedonia-Thrace journalists’ union (ESIEMTH) expressed concern on Thursday about authorities eavesdropping on the media after court documents revealed that conversations between Tolis Papageorgiou, the founder of Hellenic Mining Watch, which opposes gold mining in Skouries, and a number of reporters were recorded.

Greece criminalizing anti-mining journalism and dissent?

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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 […]