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Turkey-Libya preliminary hydrocarbon deal prompts Greece, Egypt to push back

Libya’s Tripoli government signed a preliminary deal on energy exploration on Monday, prompting Greece and Egypt to say they would oppose any activity in disputed areas of the eastern Mediterranean. Libya’s eastern-based parliament, which backs an alternative administration, also rejected the deal. Speaking at a ceremony in Tripoli, Turkish Foreign …

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Greece and Egypt talk again about the electricity interconnection project

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday had an online meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The talks focused on the implementation of the project for an electricity interconnector linking Greece and Egypt, which is a strategic priority for both countries. The basis of the power link  is the Memorandum …

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One arrest in murder case of Greek journalist Nikolaos Katsikas in Egypt

Egyptian authorities are investigating the murder of  Greek veteran journalist and correspondent of state-run news agencies in Greece and Cyprus 56-year-old Nikolaos Katsikas. The victim was stabbed to death and was found in his home in Giza, last week. According to Egyptian newspaper Al Ahram, authorities announced on Tuesday the …

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Trilateral Summit: Greece vows to link Egypt’s energy grid to EU

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday called the trilateral cooperation scheme established by Greece, Cyprus and Egypt “a beacon of stability in the Eastern Mediterranean,” in joint statements with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi after the 9th Trilateral Summit held in Athens. He said …

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Greece in mediator role between Israelis and Palestinians?

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will visit Israel and the Palestinian territories on Tuesday and Egypt on Thursday, a foreign ministry announcement said on Monday. According to media, Greece aims to assume a mediator role between Israelis and Palestinians. Dendias will hold meetings with the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem …

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Egypt issues new EEZ map after agreement with Greece on Block W18

The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of Egypt has issued a new map of exploration blocks that will be put to a tender. The map reassigns the position of block EGY-MED-W18 so that it does not extend beyond the 28th meridian and stays within the boundaries of Egypt’s designation …

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Egyptian, Greek Naval Forces in joint drill in Mediterranean Sea

Egyptian and Greek naval forces conducted joint military training in the northern Mediterranean Sea, in efforts to reinforce the exchange of expertise with the armed forces of friendly countries. The drill was conducted as the Egyptian naval units were on their way back from another training “Friendship Bridge-3″ with the …

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Egypt ratifies maritime boundary deal with Greece

Egypt’s president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi ratified on Saturday the maritime deal setting its Mediterranean Sea boundary with Greece and demarcating an exclusive economic zone for oil and gas drilling rights, the country’s state-run news agency reported. The bilateral agreement is widely seen as a response to a rival deal between Turkey …

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Greek Parliament ratifies EEZ agreements with Italy and Egypt

The Greek Parliament ratified the Greece-Egypt agreement on the Exclusive Economic Zone between the two countries was with a majority of 178 MPs from New Democracy and Movement for Change (KINAL) on Thursday evening. 26 MPs from the Greek Communist Party, the Greek Solution and MeRA25 voted down the agreement, …

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Parliament to ratify maritime boundaries agreements with Egypt, Italy

Τhe Greek Parliament debate on the ratification of the agreements with Egypt and Italy on the demarcation of the sea boundaries will start on Monday, August 24, government spokesman Stelios Petsas announced on Thursday. The texts of the two agreements were submitted to the Parliament earlier today. The relevant vote …

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Turkey claims Greece-Egypt EEZ maritime deal was “null and void”

Just a few hours after Greece and Egypt signed the historic agreement of the Exclusive Economic Zone on Thursday, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement claiming “a maritime boundary” between the two countries does not exist” and that such an agreement was “null and void.” The demarcated area is “located …

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Greece and Egypt sign historic agreement for delimitation of EEZ

Greece and Egypt have signed an agreement for the delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) between the two countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. The agreement was signed by Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his Egypt counterpart Sameh Shoukry in Cairo on Thursday afternoon. Unofficial map as posted …

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Egypt says Turkey’s seismic survey plans could encroach on its waters

Egypt said that part of a seismic survey planned by Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean potentially encroached on waters where Cairo claims exclusive rights. An advisory issued last month by Turkey for the survey overlaps with Egypt’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), constituting “a violation and an attack on Egypt’s sovereign …

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Greek FM to visit Egypt for talks on maritime boundaries agreement

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will travel to Cairo on June 18 to resume talks with Egyptian officials on demarcating maritime boundaries between the two countries. He revealed the plan speaking to ANT1 TV on Tuesday night, just a couple of hours after he signed a historical agreement with his …

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Greece, Egypt, Cyprus, France & Italy condemn Turkey-Libya Agreement

The Foreign Ministers of Egypt, France, Cyprus, Greece and Italy met in Cairo on Wednesday to discuss latest regional developments and the situation in East Mediterranean Sea. the five foreign Ministers issued a communique in which they condemned the Turkey-Libya Agreement. A day earlier, EU’s foreign policy chief and the …

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Greece, Egypt, Cyprus condemn Turkey, hold joint military exercise “Medusa 9”

Τhe ministers of defense of Greece, Cyrpus and Egypt met in Athens to discuss the latest development sin the East Mediterranean region, cooperation on defense and security as well as regional security challenges. General Mohamed Zaki, the Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Minister of Defense and Military Production, Minister …

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Greece, Cyprus, Egypt affirm energy Cooperation, call on Turkey to end “provocative actions”

During the tripartite summit in Cairo, Cyprus, Greece and Egypt affirmed their cooperation in engergy sector. At the same time, they called on Turkey on Tuesday to “end its provocative actions” in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, including exploring for oil in Cyprus’ territorial waters, which they called “a breach of …

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