Statement by Committees Against Gold Mining in Halkidiki, Greece, 21 February 2013:
“We are residents of Halkidiki, Greece, members of the local communities that have being struggling for years against the environmental, economic and social destruction, caused by the gold mining activities of the Canadian mining company Eldorado Gold Corp. Despite the scientific warnings for the catastrophic impacts and the pending decision of the Council of State, the company has started the destruction causing already irreversible damages. The vast majority of local people – and not only – clearly stands against gold mining. The absurdity that is called ‘development’ creates temporary jobs while permanently destroying thousands of others. The economy of Halkidiki is based on tourism, agriculture, livestock, fisheries and apiculture, activities that will be, literally, vanished from the presumed development investment.”
Eldorado is listed on London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) as well as in Canada.