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Government spokesman tries to reassure Strumica citizens concerned over major copper and gold mine

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Government spokesman Mile Bosnjakovski said that the Government is constantly in communication with all parties involved in the opening of the Ilovica copper and gold mine near Strumica, and promised that the Government will not allow any development which would have negative effects on public health.

The major new mine is being built by a Canadian developer. Environmental activists from Strumica were outspoken in their opposition to the mine, and representatives from the SDSM party largely supported them in this, but after SDSM took over the Government, the attitude has shifted. Last week protesters blocked roads around Strumica and demanded the mine project is abandoned.