Canadian mining company Eldorado Gold is set to suspend work at a site in northern Greece and lay off 600 workers following protests by local residents and a spat with the country's leftwing government.
The Vancouver, Canada-based company said on Tuesday it decided to suspend operations at a gold mine at Skouries, one of four major Greek sites where the company is involved.
Eldorado Gold CEO Paul Wright said a further 500 workers may also lose their jobs later in the year.
Wright accused that the government use the mining project as a "political toy" but insisted the company had no plans to pull out of Greece, according to AP. - Idrak