The Council of State is due to decide after the elections on whether to suspend a decision by previous energy minister Panos Skourletis that led to work at the Skouries gold mine stopping.

Hellenic Gold, the company that runs the mine, as well as four unions representing the miners, have appealed against the recent decision by Skourletis to suspend the firm’s technical study, which led to work grinding to a halt.

The government suspended the studies after the company carried out the smelting process tests in Finland. The Energy Ministry said they should have been done at the mine in Halkidiki.

The court has decided to hear the appeal against the decision on October 2.

ekathimerini.com-NEWS 15.09.2015