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Gold mine stirs hope and anger in shattered Greece

A Canadian quest to mine for gold in the lush forests of northern Greece is testing the government’s resolve to prove Europe’s most ravaged economy is open again for business. The Skouries mine on Halkidiki peninsula – a landscape of pristine beaches and … … Full News here – Latest News

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12/14/2013: Front Page: Nicosia has no plan to sell gold reserves

NICOSIA (Reuters) – Cyprus has no plan to sell gold reserves to fund its 10-billion-euro bailout, officials at the central bank said yesterday. Cyprus’s government in April undertook to look into selling its gold reserves to raise 400 million euros to… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Protest rally held in Thessaloniki against Skouries gold mine

Thousands of people gathered in the center of Thessaloniki, in northern Greece, on Saturday to hold a peaceful protest against gold mining in nearby Skouries, which is on the Halkidiki peninsula. Rallies against the project were also held across several E… … Full News here – Latest News

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10/21/2013: Front Page: More than 200 being probed over gold mine opposition

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… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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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… … Full News here – Latest News

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Greece loses court case on Hellas Gold

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a decision on Thursday against Greece regarding the sale of the Cassandra gold mines in Halkidiki, northern Greece, to Hellas Gold at a price (11 million euros) that was below their real market value (and therefo… … Full News here – Latest News

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Ore that spilled from Hellas Gold truck was not toxic, claims firm

Hellas Gold, which manages the contentious Skouries gold mine in Halkidiki, has denied there were any toxic leaks when one of its trucks was involved in an accident on Thursday. The truck, carrying ore concentrate, stopped for a tyre change in Volvi but a… … Full News here – Latest News

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6/6/2013: Front Page: Tsipras speaks out against water privatization, gold mine

Alexis Tsipras spoke in Thessaloniki yesterday against the privatization of the local water company, EYATH. He said that the ‘fight to save the water company is the fight for democracy.’ Earlier, Tsipras visited the village of Ierissos near the… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Locals protest works at Skouries gold mining site

Residents in Halkidiki, northern Greece, on Saturday protested against works by a gold mining firm in Skouries to open up access roads in the forest. Representatives of Hellenic Gold, which is in charge of the controversial project, said the firm has been… … Full News here – Latest News

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Gold sale not a priority, says Cypriot finance minister

Cyprus is not giving priority to a sale of gold reserves under the international bailout agreed this month and is still exploring all options to meet its side of the deal, Finance Minister Harris Georgiades said in an interview. Georgiades also said he an… … Full News here – Latest News

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4/22/2013: Front Page: Protest in Thessaloniki over gold mine arrests

of Thessaloniki’s bar association lies in front of riot police at a protest in support of two men arrested for the Skouries gold mine arson raid. Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Top court dismisses residents’ appeal against gold mine in Skouries

The Council of State on Wednesday rejected an appeal by residents, farmers and businesses in Halkidiki against mining activity in Skouries. Locals had taken legal action to stop Hellas Gold from mining for gold in the area. They argued that the mine would… … Full News here – Latest News

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Halkidiki gold mine protesters lift roadblocks

Road transport in the broader region of Mount Athos, Halkidiki, was largely restored on Monday after residents of Ierissos lifted roadblocks they had set up last week to protest the detention of two fellow villagers in connection with an arson attack in F… … Full News here – Latest News

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4/15/2013: Front Page: Double march against gold mine project

to the development of a gold mine in the northern Greece peninsula of Halkidiki, which they say will cause irreversible damage to the environment, shout slogans during a rally in Thessaloniki on Saturday. A similar protest was organized in Athens on… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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4/13/2013: Front Page: ECB: Cyprus gold profits must cover loans to banks

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said yesterday the profits of any gold sales by the Cypriot central bank must be used to cover losses it may sustain from emergency loans to Cypriot commercial banks. European creditors yesterday left a… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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