Greek Court Acquits 21 Over Raid on Gold Mining Facilities
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Greek Court Acquits 21 Over Raid on Gold Mining Facilities

By The Associated Press – Nov. 30, 2018 THESSALONIKI, Greece — A Greek court on Friday acquitted 21 people accused of raiding prospective gold mining facilities that some see as a welcome foreign investment but many local residents strongly oppose on environmental grounds. About 40 masked people attacked the facilities at Skouries in the Halkidiki … Συνέχεια

We, are invested in life
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We, are invested in life

The Municipality of Aristotle – a welcoming region with a rich cultural and natural heritage. A homeland that was violently shaken up by an earthquake – not the kind of earthquake that tears down homes and swallows up villages, but an earthquake that divides communities, tears down consciences and creates a vast chasm. The Eldorado … Συνέχεια

In Greece, standing against free trade agreements is standing for the planet
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In Greece, standing against free trade agreements is standing for the planet

Source: TTIP Free Zones Europe A few days ago (30/5/2016), the municipality of Aristotle —at the north east of Halkidiki peninsula— declared itself as TTIP and CETA free. This area is worldwide known as the birth place of the Greek philosopher Aristotle the one who gave his name to the city. Recently, the excavation of … Συνέχεια

Local community prosecuted for resisting Eldorado Gold’s Skouries mining project in Halkidiki – trial in Thessaloniki, Greece June 9th
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Local community prosecuted for resisting Eldorado Gold’s Skouries mining project in Halkidiki – trial in Thessaloniki, Greece June 9th

“They’ve done all they could to bury me, yet they forgot I was a seed.” – D. Christianopoulos On June 9th -at the Thessaloniki Court of Appeal- begins the trial of 21 of our fellow-strugglers, for the case of arson at the Skouries construction site on February 17, 2013. The arson of machinery at the … Συνέχεια

Screening of «This Changes Everything» in Ierissos and Megali Panagia, Halkidiki, Greece – Saturday 26/9
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Screening of «This Changes Everything» in Ierissos and Megali Panagia, Halkidiki, Greece – Saturday 26/9

The Coordinating committee of Ierissos & the Struggle committee of Megali Panagia are hosting a special screening of the documentary film This Changes Everything for the communities struggling against gold mining in Halkidiki, Greece as part of the events organized across Europe for the film. > The film will be screened at the Cultural Center … Συνέχεια

Netherlands causes Greece to miss out on €1.7m in tax, says report
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Netherlands causes Greece to miss out on €1.7m in tax, says report

From EUobserver A Canadian gold company has avoided paying taxes in Greece thanks to the Netherlands, a report said (Photo: BullionVault) By Peter Teffer Brussels, Today, 09:22 The Netherlands’ tax regime is enabling a Canadian gold mining company to pay less tax in Greece, a report by a Dutch foundation concluded Monday (30 March). The … Συνέχεια

Greek dilemma: Are new jobs created by gold mine worth the ecological risk?
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Greek dilemma: Are new jobs created by gold mine worth the ecological risk?

From The Christian Science Monitor A billion-dollar project in the Halkidiki peninsula could bring thousands of jobs to struggling Greeks. But the trade-off might be serious damage to flora and fauna in the tourist region. By Nikolia Apostolou, Correspondent November 20, 2014 Athens — The Cassandra mines in Greece’s Halkidiki peninsula sat silent for more … Συνέχεια