Business | Daily | Tourist
INFORMATION SERVICES

ATHENS — Police say hundreds of supporters and opponents of a gold mining operation in northern Greece have clashed despite efforts to separate them.

Police say more than 2,000 supporters and about 850 opponents of the mine were involved. No arrests were made.

The mine operation in Halkidiki peninsula, by Vancouver, Canada-based Eldorado Gold Corp, has sharply divided residents, with some fearing environmental damage and a drop in tourism. Others welcomed the nearly 2,000 jobs it provides at a time of economic crisis.

Both sides claim injuries among their ranks on April 4. Police did not provide information.

The mining site has drawn demonstrations in the past, but it was the first time that supporters and opponents have clashed.

The post New Greek Gold Mine Battles appeared first on The National Herald.

Source: The National Herald
Share it now!
More
Who We Are

GQS acts as an “information representative” providing a variety of accurate and authoritative analytics and responses About Greece. Our field of expertise ranges from simple Daily Life questions related to Tourism or the History of Greece, up to large Business related projects such as Economic Research, Human Resources Selection or Real Estate Services.

Find out more

Contact Us

Are you interested in obtaining any kind of information about Greece?

Let us help you!

If your requirements go beyond simple services and you want specialized information, you will receive a detailed email for any charges.

  • Weather

    Locations:
    Athens
    November 21, 2017, 5:30 pm
    Partly sunny
    Partly sunny
    14°C
    real feel: 14°C
    current pressure: 1020 mb
    humidity: 41%
    wind speed: 2 m/s SSW
    wind gusts: 2 m/s
    UV-Index: 0
    sunrise: 7:12 am
    sunset: 5:10 pm
     
  • Currency