Tag Archive | Perama

Protestors against gold mining in Greece demand alternatives to austerity

Source: theinternational.org By Felicity Le Quesne   5,000 people gather to protest mining in Thrace, Greece, in March of 2013. The region of Chalkidiki in northern Greece has become the center of a growing protest movement against the government’s economic policies and foreign investment. Local people have taken to the streets to demonstrate their opposition […]

Eldorado Gold delays troubled gold mining project in Greece

Source: EJOLT EJOLT has already reported on problems with gold mining in Greece in general (here and here) and more recently specifically on the rising conflict in Halkidiki (here and here). We received an important update send to us by a group of local activists – with at least some reason for cautious optimism. Here is […]

Eldorado Gold Slashes Spending, Defers Projects

By Julie Gordon Eldorado Gold Corp said on Tuesday it will cut 2013 capital spending by 35 percent and push back the start of various projects, making it the latest producer to curb spending in response to low gold prices. Eldorado, a mid-tier producer that owns mines in Turkey, Greece and China, said its operating […]

Greek opponents of Eldorado mine take message to company’s Canadian HQ: ‘Leave us alone’

By David P. Ball | Rabble.ca Greek villagers brought their region’s fierce battle against Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold to the firm’s headquarters Friday, marking the end of the activists’ cross-Canada tour opposing open-pit gold mining in their homeland. Over the past year, a growing conflict in Greece’s Halkidiki region — birthplace of the philosopher Aristotle — […]

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 […]

Fiche de renseignements sur le projet d’extraction minière de l’Eldorado Gold Corporation dans le Nord de la Grèce

Par Mining Watch Canada/Mines Alerte Mercredi, mai 29, 2013 Des délégués du Nord de la Grèce séjourneront au Canada du 26 au 31 mai 2013 afin de porter à l’attention de la population canadienne leurs inquiétudes relativement aux projets d’extraction minière d’Eldorado Gold à Skouries et sur la montagne de Perama. Les délégués grecs sont […]