Greek top court annuls minister’s decision on Eldorado miner

21 January 2016
836 Views

The plenary of Greece’s Council of State, the country’s top administrative court, annulled on Wednesday an order issued last year by the Environment and Energy that revoked Canada’s Eldorado Gold’s permits to mine in northern Greece.

Environment Minister Panos Skourletis had argued that the technical studies submitted by Eldorado for a flash-melting method the company would use did not take place in Greece, but abroad.

The Council of State said the plenary “annulled by majority” the minister’s decision.

Responding to the ruling, the ministry said it “respects court decisions” and that it “will study the rationale of the decision and act based strictly on the protection of the environment, health and safety of the residents and workers to ensure public interest.”

You may be interested

Infectious Disease Committee ‘green light’ re-opening of high schools on February 1st – The measures from January 25th
GREECE
shares56 views
GREECE
shares56 views

Infectious Disease Committee ‘green light’ re-opening of high schools on February 1st – The measures from January 25th

makis - Jan 22, 2021

The experts of the Committee of the Ministry of Health gave the “green light” on Friday for the opening of…

EU teleconference Summit: Concerns over Covid-19 mutations and delay in vaccines
GREECE
shares43 views
GREECE
shares43 views

EU teleconference Summit: Concerns over Covid-19 mutations and delay in vaccines

makis - Jan 22, 2021

PM Mitsotakis’ proposal for a European vaccination certificate, which would facilitate travel without the need for a coronavirus test for…

Crete is the most popular holiday destination for Brits
GREECE
shares56 views
GREECE
shares56 views

Crete is the most popular holiday destination for Brits

Panos - Jan 21, 2021

Crete is the most popular holiday destination for this year’s tourist season for the Brits, according to online searches made in…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.