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Von der Leyen: Turkey must refrain from unilateral actions” in the East Med

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that the withdrawal of Turkish survey vessels from the eastern Mediterranean was “a positive step.” She underlined, however, that “Turkey must refrain from unilateral actions.” Speaking at the European Parliament on the “State of the Union” on Wednesday,von der Leyen expressed the …

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USA partly lifts arms embargo to Cyprus

The USA decided to waive the restrictions and allow the export of non-lethal defense articles and services to the Republic of Cyprus. The decision taken by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – announced on Monday – is pursuant to the Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act of 2019, …

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Greece’s EUCO partners: Situation in East Mediterranean is dangerous

Greece managed to draw the attention of its European partners to the tense situation in the East Mediterranean Sea  and Turkey’s aggressiveness and to press them to take position on Turkey. After the extraordinary teleconference of the European Council focusing on the situation in Belarus on Wednesday, Greek Prime Minister …

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Travelers from Greece to Cyprus must show negative PCR test

Cyprus moves Greece to category of B countries, the Cypriot Health Ministry announced on Sunday after several people who arrived from Greek destinations tested positive to coronavirus. According to the ministry, from Thursday, August 6, 2020, Greece, which is currently in category A will be moved to category B. This …

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Turkey withdraws Oruc Reis, sends Barbaross inside Cyprus’ EEZ

The “joy” for Turkey’s temporary freeze of  hydrocarbon research activities south of the Greek islands of Kastellorizo and Rhodes, was of short duration. A few hours later, Turkey issued a new navigation notification (NAVTEX) for its second seismic research vessel Barbaros in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The NAVTEX blocks an …

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Macron expresses solidarity with Greece and Cyprus in a message in Greek

French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his solidarity with Greece and Cyprus in a message on social media written in Greek. “Europe needs to take a thorough look at security issues in the Mediterranean. I will soon convene a conference of the countries of the European Union’s South,” he wrote on …

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Ireland lifts 14-day quarantine for arrivals from Greece and Cyprus

Ireland has lifted its 14-day quarantine obligation for arrivals from Greece, Cyprus and 13 other countries and territories with a similar Covid-19 record to the Irish one. The Dublin government decided late on Tuesday that arrivals into Ireland from Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Finland, Norway, Hungary, Italy, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, …

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PM Mitsotakis: Turkey’s behavior on Hagia Sophia issue is directed against Europe

“Turkey’s behavior on the issue of Hagia Sophia is directed against Europe,” Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday adding that this behavior was “outside the frame and international law. During joint statements with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades in Athens, Mitsotakis said that “Turkey’s provocations, which are many, are …

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