Chalkidiki mining workers occupy Energy Ministry
A group of gold mining workers from the Cassandra mining plant in Chalkidiki stormed the Energy Ministry a little after 8.30am on Wednesday and are currently occupying the premises. Police swat teams units have arrived on the scene to prevent the remaining protesters outside the Ministry from entering the building. “Tsipras talks about investments but this investment is shutting down,” said the president of the workers’ union of miners in in Cassandra Christos Zafeiroudas. The workers are protesting against the government after the recent decision by Canadian mining company Edlorado Gold to suspend its operations in Greece accusing the Greek government of delaying the issuing of routine permits for the project to continue. “We will not leave if we do not get the permits”, the workers said, who came to Athens from Chalkidiki to met with the Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change in an effort to resolve the issue.
You may be interested
Mexico: Huge earthquake topples buildings, killing nearly 250Panos - Sep 20, 2017
A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing at least 248 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital,…
Weather forecast: Mostly fairPanos - Sep 20, 2017
Wind velocity will reach 6 on the Beaufort scale. Clouds and rain in the northern and western parts of the…