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Stopping Romania’s mad gold rush

UPDATE 12/09/2013 The prime minister of Romania has announced to withdraw the bill that would have allowed RMGC to mine in Rosia Montana. We’ll come back with more when the vote …

Eldorado Gold delays troubled gold mining project in Greece

EJOLT has already reported on problems with gold mining in Greece in general (here and here) and more recently specifically on the rising conflict in Halkidiki (here and here). We received …

“Our real treasure is not gold, but water”

By Dragomira Raeva and Nick Meynen. The “discovery” of gold by Canadian mining company Dundee Precious Metals (DPM) next to the city of Krumovgrad (Bulgaria) surprised nobody. For centuries gold has …

Successful resistance movements against mining in the Sierra de Puebla (Mexico)

By Joan Martinez Alier. At the end of November 2012, time has accelerated in the popular struggles against gold mining and also against hydroelectric projects in the Sierra Norte of the …

Gold in Greece: corporations create civil war

By Federico Demaria, Giorgios Kallis and Nick Meynen. A battle centered on gold mines in the north of Greece is turning violent. Because of the economical crisis, corporations are ‘buying’ at …

Canadian gold mining in Kyrgystan.

Gold mining expert Robert Moran, who also adviced EJOLT partner Za Zemiata in Bulgaria in 2011 in their work with the local population against the planned Krumovgrad gold mine, now …

EJOLT partner OCMAL: cancel Conga mine project in Peru

EJOLT partner OCMAL (Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros en América Latina) asks for definitive suspension of the Conga mining project in Cajamarca, Peru. OCMAL is a regional center with a history …

Gold-mining conflict in Bulgaria under international scrunity

Read here how EJOLT brought a well-known international expert in the field of gold-mining to shed his light on a local environmental conflict in Bulgaria. The small Bulgarian town of Krumovgrad situated …