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Skouries: Anti-Gold candidate Michos ousts pro-mining mayor Pachtas

It was a slim but clear win for Yiannis Michos, mayor candidate for Aristotelis municipality and member of Anti-Gold Mining Movement in Chalkidiki. Michos received 8,031 votes and won with 51,79% over pro-mining mayor Christos Pachtas who got 7,374 votes and 46,95%. Ierissos residents celebrate the win of Anti-Gold movement …

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Skouries: Eldorado Gold announces delay in Greek and Romanian projects

Slowly and gradually it looks as if Canadian Eldorado Gold steps backs and reconsiders its plans of gold mining in Greece and Romania. Official justification is the sliding prices of gold.I don’t how if there were protesters in Romanian project, but things are expected to calm down in Halkidiki peninsula …

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Skouries: 7 policemen injured, 3 women protesters in handcuffs over anti-gold mining protest

The gold mining site in Skouries turned into a boiling cauldron on Sunday as protesting residents moved to hinder the company’s vehicles form approaching the work site. The clash between residents and riot police ended with 7 policemen and one resident in the hospital and three women in handcuffs. Greek …

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Skouries Gold Mine: Clashes between residents & police, tear gas in school

Broader clashes between angry residents and police started on Tuesday morning in Ierissos, Chalkidiki, the area where the disputed gold mining triggers tension. Greek media report that the residents started the incidents when they attempted to hinder police units from searching in some homes of the area. picture @katerinaelikaki Tear gas in school …

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