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UPDATE: Greek mine opponents visit Canada, May 26-30

Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold is pursuing its Skouries project – a processing plant and open pit gold mine near the town of Ierissos in the Halkidiki peninsula of northern Greece – which is set to open by 2015. It is also seeking to open the Perama Hill mine in the Thrace region of Greece.

Three people from Greece will be visiting Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto later this month to share information and their stories about why they oppose these mines. The speakers on this 3-city speaking tour are Vaggelis Lampakis (the mayor of Alexandroupoli in the Thrace region) and activists Tolis Papageorgiou and Maria Kadoglou (from the Halkidiki peninsula). In early-March, Kadoglou spoke against the Skouries project on CBC Radio’s As It Happens. In late-March, Mayor Lampakis challenged the Canadian ambassador to Greece about the Perama Hill mine.

Photos: Vaggelis Lampakis, Maria Kadoglou, Tolis Papageorgiou

The tour is as follows:

Sunday, May 26, Montreal
7 pm, 3720 Parc Ave., #300

Tuesday, May 28, Ottawa
7 pm, 121 Lamoureux Hall, 145 Jean-Jacques Lussier Private, University of Ottawa

Thursday, May 30, Toronto
7 pm, United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street

For more, please see:
AUDIO: Greek mine opponent interviewed on As It Happens
UPDATE: Concerns about Skouries mine highlighted at World Social Forum
VIDEO: Canadian ambassador defends destructive mine in northern Greece