Posts Tagged ‘Skouries’

IPS News Agency


An armed policeman stands guard in the village of Ierissos, where residents have been protesting a mining project. Credit: Courtesy antigoldgreece.wordpress.com

HALKIDIKI, Greece, Apr 27 2013 (IPS) – Any sense of tranquility that hangs around the mountain of Skouries in northern Greece, 80 km east of Greece’s second largest city Thessaloniki, is a façade. Home to some of the oldest forests in Greece, the pristine region is now a battleground, as the local population takes on the Canadian mining giant Eldorado Gold Corporation and its local subsidiary, Hellas Gold. (more…)

Read Full Post »