Η Ελλάδα θα εγκρίνει το project χρυσού της Eldorado τις επόμενες 10 μέρες!


Τρέχει η ελληνική κυβέρνηση να δώσει το έργο του Χρυσού στη Χαλκιδική, μετά την επίθεση που έγινε προ ημερών.
Δώρο στους φίλους και – μετά από τεράστια διαδρομή- κατέληξε στα χέρια των εταιριών που θέλουν να κάνουν την εξόρυξη χρυσού;
Πριν από λίγο το δίκτυο Dow Jones Newswires έγραψε ότι το Project θα ανατεθεί άμεσα στην εταιρία Eldorado:
Greece’s government is vowing to speed up approval for a gold mine in the country’s north in a bid to calm Canadian miner Eldorado Gold Corp.’s (EGO) concerns about a swift, violent attack by masked vandals on one of its other mines over the weekend.
Within days, Greece will give the green light to a planned 230 million euro ($305 million) investment in a Thrace gold mine, unblocking a project whose approval has lain dormant for months–despite being supposedly fast-tracked by past Greek governments–and which promises to bring jobs and badly needed investment to the area.
The project, owned by the Canadian gold miner, is one of a complex of four gold and other mines the company has acquired in Greece in the past four years. The company has committed to invest another $1 billion over the next four years.
But one of those mines, located near the town of Skouries, was attacked early Sunday when some 40 masked intruders stormed the facility and set fire to machinery, vehicles and shipping containers that housed the company’s offices at the site. Mining operations there are expected to be disrupted for two weeks as a result of the attack, which caused an estimated EUR1 million in damages, an Eldorado Gold official said.
The Skouries gold and copper mine, which is on the Halkidiki peninsula in one of northern Greece’s most densely forested areas and a major tourist destination, has been at the center of controversy for some two decades. Many local residents oppose the new open-pit mine, saying it will destroy the environment and harm the area’s tourism potential.
To reassure company officials who flew to Athens this week, the Athens government has promised to address security issues at the mine and, at the same time, cut through the red tape that has stalled approval for Eldorado’s planned investment in Thrace.
“This kind of act cannot be tolerated. Greece is a modern European country, and we will at all costs protect foreign investment in the country,” Prime Minister Antonis Samaras told The Wall Street Journal. “This is an investment that we very much want, and the whole procedure for the final approval will be finished within the next 10 days.”
Greece’s economy is now in its sixth year of a crushing recession that has caused unemployment to soar to a staggering 27%, the highest jobless rate in Europe. The conservative-led coalition government is desperate to attract foreign investment in the hopes of kick-starting the economy, even as it implements further austerity measures demanded by its euro-zone partners and the International Monetary Fund in order to keep it in the euro zone.
Combined, Eldorado’s four projects will provide some 2,000 jobs. The company aims to turn Greece into the largest gold producer in Europe. When all the mines are in full operation, the company estimates they will boost Greece’s exports by EUR1 billion a year.
Despite that, the Skouries mine has faced opposition for years, including past protests at the site. But the attack early Sunday represented an escalation in that opposition and was marked by a ruthlessness and efficiency that has surprised many Greeks.
Closed-circuit television images of the pre-dawn attack and testimony from two security guards present indicated the raid was highly organized. The intruders wore matching masks and military fatigues that hid their identities, approached and left the site undetected, and completed the raid in a matter of minutes.
The sophistication of the attack has even stoked fears that it may have been organized by one of Greece’s left-wing urban guerrilla groups and comes amid a spate of recent, small-scale gun and bombing attacks in Athens and other cities.
Police have detained more than two dozen people for questioning over the attack at the mine. One person has been charged with abetting the crime, and has been released pending trial.
“The nature of that attack was significant; it was basically an act of terror, and we don’t engage in countries where there is terrorism,” said Eldorado Chief Executive Paul Wright. “We came to satisfy ourselves that the situation would be dealt with in a satisfactory manner, and we have now received those assurances.”

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