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Greece’s Supreme Court to Decide on Northern Greece Mine Dispute in October

The Greek Council of the State will decide whether or not it will strike down former Greek Environment Minister Panos Skourletis's decision to halt the development of...

Greek Artist Destroys Work Instead of Paying Fine

The "petrified Mermaid," a statue created by Greek artist Dionysis Karipidis, no longer adorns Portokali beach in Chalkidiki, northern Greece. The artist destroyed his own...

Anti-Mining Protesters Clash with Police in Greece, Miners Block Streets

About 1,000 anti-mining protesters on Sunday clashed with police at Kakkavos in northern Greece with the authorities arresting 78 people, while mine workers are...

Eldorado Gold Suspends Mining and Development Activities in Northern Greece

Eldorado Gold confirmed that Hellas Gold, a Greek subsidiary of the company, will undertake actions to suspend all its mining and development activities in...

Greek Court Rules in Favor of Eldorado Gold

The Council of State, Greece's supreme court on administrative and environmental interest matters, has issued two court decisions in favor of Hellas Gold SA,...

Chalkidiki Tops Most Searched August 15 Destinations for Greeks

August 15 in Greece celebrates the Virgin Mary and is accompanied by festivities and traditional rituals across the country. This, along with the fact...

Chalkidiki Among Europe’s 10 Most Affordable Family Holiday Destinations

Travel editor Isabel Choat of British newspaper The Guardian presents the 10 most affordable holiday destinations in Europe for the summer of 2015, with "Areti Camping &...

At Least 3 Million Greeks Go Treasure Hunting

At least 3 million Greeks go treasure hunting, while many of them are also gold prospectors. Naoussa in northern Greece is the "Mecca of gold prospectors." It...

‘Hellas Gold’ and Miners in ‘War’ with Greek Govt over Skouries Goldmine

Hellas Gold SA (part of Canadian Eldorado Gold Corp.) and the mining workers employed in the company's goldmines in Skouries, Chalkidiki, Northern Greece, appear...

Council of State Rejects Appeal Against Skouries Gold Mine

The fifth section of the Council of State on Wednesday rejected a joint appeal by 264 residents of Chalkidiki, in northern Greece, against a...

Greek Goldmine Workers Want to Continue Mining

The 1,900 miners who work in the goldmines of Hellas Gold in Skouries in Chalkidiki, northern Greece, want to continue their work, despite the...

Tension on First ‘Open Store Sunday’ in Athens and Thessaloniki

Stores will be open in several tourist areas across Greece on Sundays, following a controversial government decision allowing stores to remain open all 52...

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