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Chairman of conservative EPP calls for arms embargo on Turkey

Manfred Weber, the chairman of European Parliament conservative party European People’s Party, called on the European Council to consider an arms embargo on Turkey. Briefing correspondents in Brussels, EPP’s chairman Weber said “it is unacceptable and provocative for Ankara to threaten Greece with war and to raise the issue of …

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New KINAL leader to promote “arms embargo to Turkey” in Europe

Newly elected leader of Movement for Change (KINAL/PASOK) Nikos Androulakis said on Thursday that he is going to set the issue of weapons embargo on Turkey to Europe. “No European state should continue to equip Turkey with weapons as, unfortunately, Spain did recently,” Androulakis said upon his arrival at the …

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Greece calls on Germany, Spain, Italy for arms embargo on Turkey

Greece has called on Germany, Italy and Spain to impose an arms embargo on Turkey, citing Ankara’s recent provocative actions. Citing diplomatic sources, state-run news agency amna reports that Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias has sent letters to his counterparts in Germany, Heiko Maas, in Spain, Arancha Gonzalez-Laya, and in Italy, …

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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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EU foreign ministers agree on new mission to enforce Libya arms embargo

EU foreign ministers announced on Monday a new operation in the Mediterranean Sea to enforce uphold a United nations  arms embargo on Libya that is routinely flouted. The foreign ministers said on Monday that they have agreed to launch a new mission in the Mediterranean Sea to enforce a United …

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Congressmen table bill to lift US arms embargo on Cyprus

Democrats and Republican US Congressmen tabled a bill to US Congress introducing the lifting of arms embargo on Cyprus. The arms embargo was imposed in 1987. Congressmen Ted Deutch and David Cicilline from the Democrats and Gus M. Bilirakis from the Republicans introduced on Wednesday the bipartisan, bicameral Eastern Mediterranean …

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Edirne economy suffers after Greeks declare ’embargo’ due to two soldiers in custody

Greeks in the North have turned their backs to the attractive commercial market of Edirne – Adrianopolis – in Turkey due to the ongoing detention of the two Greek soldiers who remain in custody for the 15th consecutive day in the high security prison the same city. Locals from the …

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Shortage of Drugs Due to Pharma Embargo to Greek National Health Service

The never ending story of the Greek patient: While private pharmacists continue to block prescription medicine on credit, drugs have started to disappear from the pharmacies shelves of EOPYY. Patients have now to seek state pharmacies in hospitals to get life-saving medication. Gerasimos Voudouris, president of  National health Care Services EOPYY,  …

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Iran Cuts Oil Sales to Greece

Iran’s oil minister says the country has halted oil sales to Greece. It’s the latest European country hit with Iran’s pre-emptive retaliation over an EU embargo that is to go into effect in July and that was imposed over Tehran’s controversial nuclear program. The West suspects Tehran of pursuing nuclear …

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Malta stops Greek managed Tanker going to Libya

The Maltese government last Wednesday (March 23/11) intervened to stop a Libya-bound Malta flagged vessel laden with fuel ordered by the Gaddafi regime , The Sunday Times has learnt. The MV Breeze, a Greek managed tanker, was contacted and stopped by the Maltese authorities on route to the Libyan port …

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