Press conference Environmental, political and financial dimensions of gold mining in Greece


24 Jan 2013 09:30 to 10:00


European Parliament - Room 5G2, Altiero Spinelli (ASP) Building

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Climate & Environment
EU Priorities 2020

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Event Description

Press conferenceEnvironmental, political and financial dimensions of gold mining in Greece

When: Thursday 24 January 2013 @ 10.30 - 11.00

Where: Room 5G2, Altiero Spinelli (ASP) Building

Who: Nick Chrysogelos, Greens-EFA MEP, and local activists Papageorgiou Apostolos, Tzoumpas Giorgos and Krommydas Thanasis

MEP Nick Chrysogelos of the Greens/EFA group will be holding a press conference this Thursday in the European Parliament on gold mining activities and public land expropriation in Chalkidiki, Greece.  Speakers include representatives from local grassroots citizen groups.


The efforts to impose gold mining in the region have several environmental, political and financial aspects which will have a huge impact on the region and many citizen groups already oppose the government plans. The expected environmental degradation and natural resource depletion, the disorganized and corrupt political system, along with this project's questionable and unsustainable financial aspects pose serious threats to local populations.


The severe consequences will include the loss of many local jobs in tourism, beekeeping, agriculture, livestock, fisheries and other professions, not to mention the severe impact on the area's natural capital.

Press Service of the Greens/EFA Group
in the European Parliament
Helmut Weixler
Head of Press Office
phone: 0032-2-284.4683
fax: 0032-2-284.4944
mobile phone: 0032-475-67 13 40


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