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Portugal’s government gave the lucrative mining industry permission to extract the metal in six different parts of the country despite widespread environmental concerns.
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Serbian government scraps planned lithium mine after protests
Serbian PM Ana Brnabić said on Thursday that the government has cancelled all prior licences for Rio Tinto's planned mine in the west of the country.
Rio Tinto announces pushback in new lithium mine project in Serbia
Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić said on Tuesday that the Serbian government would not make any decisions without consulting the local communities first.
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Serbia: Lithium mine opponents block roads in bad weather
Hundreds of people in Serbia spent part of a holiday weekend blocking roads to protest plans for lithium mining in the Balkan country.
Hundreds of protesters in Serbia call for an end to lithium mine plan
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Activists protest in Belgrade over plans to mine lithium in Serbia
Mining giant Rio Tinto wants to extract the metal, which is a vital component in electric cars, laptops, and phone batteries.
Serbia suspends plans for lithium mine after environmental protests
Activists have said that lithium excavation could inflict lasting ecological damage on rivers and farmland in the region.
Protesters block roads in Serbia over lithium mining
The protesters halted traffic in Belgrade and other cities and towns in Serbia despite the government agreeing to key demands of the organisers.
Serbia moves to defuse protests over Rio Tinto lithium mine
For two consecutive weekends, thousands of protesters in Belgrade and other Serbian towns have blocked main roads and bridges to decry the planned lithium mine near Loznica, close to the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Multi-billion Rio Tinto mining project sparks protests in Serbia
“This project is a danger for our waters, our land, and our future,” said Nebojsa Zelenovic of NGO Action.