Three women from Halkidiki, northern Greece, were expected to face a local prosecutor on Wednesday for allegedly trying to obstruct a mining vehicle from approaching a gold mining site
eKathimerini: May 22, 2013
Local people on Monday gathered outside the courthouse in Polygyros, Halkidiki, in northern Greece, in a show of support to three women arrested a day earlier, when tensions flared between protesters and police during a rally by residents
May 15, 2013
Eight policemen and a female protester were injured on Sunday, during clashes in the northern Halkidiki peninsula's Skouries mining area, after residents rallied to protest the continuing operation of a Hellas Gold worksite.
May 13, 2013
Trains and ferries were cancelled and hospital staff walked off the job in Greece on Wednesday as workers marked May Day with a strike against harsh austerity required by the country's foreign lenders.
Reuters: May 1, 2013
A strike stopped ferry services to the Greek islands and disrupted public transport in the capital Athens ahead of May Day protests Wednesday against Greece's prolonged economic austerity policies.
AFP: May 1, 2013
The Vancouver company plans a major investment in the economically distressed country. But despite the needed jobs that will be created, a protest movement concerned about the environment and tourism is putting up stiff resistance.
Globe and Mail: April 28, 2013
Thousands of Greek protesters on Saturday rallied against a Canadian gold mining project under way in the northeastern region of Halkidiki, which locals say will cause irreversible damage to the environment.
AFP: April 13, 2013
The chairman of Cyprus's biggest commercial bank offered his resignation and thousands of students protested in the capital as banks stayed shut to stop a run on deposits after the island agreed a painful bailout to avert bankruptcy.
Reuters: March 26, 2013
Army and security forces' veterans supported by members of the armed forces in active service demonstrated in Thessaloniki on Wednesday, protesting against the implementation of austerity policies involving wage and pension cuts.
March 13, 2013
A Vancouver mining company says its planned gold mine in Greece that has spurred local opposition isn't a threat to the environment.
CBC.ca: March 11, 2013