Extractive colonialism in Europe: the case of Greece #Skouries

Extractive colonialism in Europe: the case of Greece #Skouries

Maria Kadoglou from YLNM member group Hellenic Mining Watch describes how, thanks to the EU’s mining-friendly policies, Greece and other European nations are becoming extractivist states, putting citizens, ecosystems and life-sustaining economies under threat. Published by Hellenic Mining Watch and Gresea Echos No 92, December 2017, Relance minière en Europe (french)....

A message of solidarity to communities fighting the Skouries Mine (Halkidiki)

A message of solidarity to communities fighting the Skouries Mine (Halkidiki)

Words and photos from YLNM members ContraMINAccion.  Over the Christmas holidays members of the Plataforma pola defensa de Corcoesto e Bergantiños travelled to Megali Panagia, a town from Halkidiki in Greek Macedonia, very close to the Skouries mine. Halkidiki, the third most popular tourist destination in Greece, is now threatened by a...

Stopping Eldorado Gold – Mining struggle in Greece

Stopping Eldorado Gold – Mining struggle in Greece

Originally Published by George Blionis, Green European Journal   With its acquisition of the Canadian European Goldfields in 2012 and the Australian Glory Resources in 2013, Eldorado Gold now owns all gold-mining projects in Greece. The corporation operates in Greece, in a context of a severe debt crisis and ensuing...