Chalkidiki mining workers occupy Energy Ministry

13 September 2017
609 Views

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

Turkish aircraft violated Greek airspace 42 times
GREECE
shares22 views
GREECE
shares22 views

Turkish aircraft violated Greek airspace 42 times

makis - May 20, 2019

Six Turkish aircraft violated Greek airspace a total of 42 times over the Northeast, Central, and Southeastern Aegean Sea. Three…

Weekend escapes near Athens!
GREECE
shares1267 views
GREECE
shares1267 views

Weekend escapes near Athens!

Panos - May 20, 2019

Chalkida: the town of “mad waters” There is a reference point, a place of attraction for Athenians and people from…

Syriac Christians see Turkey’s safe zone plans as an existential threat
WORLD
shares25 views
WORLD
shares25 views

Syriac Christians see Turkey’s safe zone plans as an existential threat

Panos - May 20, 2019

Syriac Christians, a religious group in Syria, reject the creation of a safe zone Turkey plans to establish in northern…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.