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Greece Gives Eldorado Gold Positive Ruling

Canada’s Eldorado Gold Corp and its subsidiary Hellenic Gold on Wednesday received a positive ruling from arbitrators on its planned gold mining plant in Greece, Reuters says. However, the company is awaiting mine development permits, after it had suspended operations...

Greece OK's Contentious Gold Mine Project

Despite ongoing violent protests by environmentalists, activists and local residents, Greece has given the go-ahead to a gold mining project in northern Greece being conducted by a Canadian company through a Greek affiliate. Greece's highest administrative court ruled that the...

Another Protest Against Gold Mine Project

Unrelenting in their opposition, thousands of Greek protesters on April 13 demonstrated against a gold mining venture under way in the northeastern region of Halkidiki, which locals say will cause irreversible damage to the environment. About 2,000 people took part...

Gold Mine Protesters Cut Off Ierissos

Opponents of a gold mine project in northern Greece aren't backing down from confrontations with authorities who want the development to go ahead and create jobs, with dissenters from the village of Ierisso blockading roads after two residents there...

Prosecutors Charge 20 In Gold Mine Attack

Twenty residents in Northeast Halkididki’s village Skouries have been prosecuted for an attack against the Skouries gold mining site being worked on by a Canadian company, Eldorado Gold, with its Greek subsidiary, Hellenic Gold. During the Feb. 17 incident, some...

Greek Gold Mine Arson Fuels Political Feud

Greece’s government and major opposition party Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) are battling over blame after an arson attack on a gold mine in northern Greece that officials said could trigger fear by foreign companies to invest in...

Greeks Protest Canadian Gold Mine Venture

Hundreds of protesters demonstrated in Athens on Jan. 12 against a Canadian gold mining project in the northern region of Halkidiki that opponent said would cause irreversible damage to the local environment but which supporters said would help the...

Protesters Battle Greek Police Over Gold Mine

Protesters objecting to plans for a multi-million dollar gold mine in northern Greece’s Halkidiki peninsula clashed with riot police who said they were pelted with firebombs that set a forested area ablaze before being extinguished. Demonstrators said that a...