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European Council sends stern message to Turkey, Ankara responds with Greek airspace violations

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis briefed the European partners on Turkey ‘s actions and the escalation of its aggressive rhetoric towards Greece on Thursday. The briefing took place at the European Council (EUCO) meeting on Thursday. Mitsotakis reiterated that it is up to Turkey to de-escalate the tension. According to government …

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European Council to discuss East Mediterranean at special session Sept 24-25

European Council President Charles Michel proposed that the situation in the East Mediterranean be discussed during a special Council meeting on September 24-25, in a letter on Monday. In a brief letter to the European Council members ahead of their video conference on August 19 on Belarus, Michel said: “Our …

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Turkey: EU has no jurisdiction over maritime boundaries, is “mouthpiece of Greece”

Turkey has lashed out at the European Union claiming it has no any “jurisdiction over the maritime boundaries” and its accord with Libya. In a statement issued on Friday, the Foreign Ministry in Ankara called the EU “a mouthpiece of Greek and Cypriot claims.” On Thursday, the European Council said …

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EU Council slams Turkey for illegal drilling in Cyprus, Syria operation

With two conclusions the European Council condemned Turkey on Monday for both the military operation in Syria and the illegal drilling in Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone. For the latter it also announced sanctions, even though it did not specify when these could go into effect. The EU condemns #Turkey’s military …

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EU threatens Turkey with sanctions over “illegal actions” in Cyprus, Greece

The 28 European leaders have threatened Turkey with sanctions if it continues its illegal actions in the Eastern Mediterranean and [interesting to note] in the Aegean Sea. In the Conclusions statement following the European Council Summit in Brussels,  the European leaders “strongly condemn” and express “serious concerns” about Turkey’s illegal …

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EU Council “strongly condemns Turkey’s illegal actions in East Med and Aegean”

The European Council took a historical decision. For the first time, it condemns Turkey for its illegal actions in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea and underlines its full solidarity with Cyprus and Greece. Surprisingly, the European Council made a special reference to the two Greek soldiers in Turkish …

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Van Rompuy: Inspired by the Greek debt to an autumnal Haiku?

 I’ve always told you that the President of European Council is an inspiring and inspired man. Monday’s struggle of EU and IMF to seek a solution Greek debt apparently deeply touched a sensitive cord of Rompouy’s soul, gave wings to his fantasy and urged him to do something creative: put down some words, full …

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UPD v. Rompuy: EU Summit One Week Later, Oct 23

UPDATE: Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou had a telephone conversation with Herman van Rompuy and the two men agreed to meet as soon as possible, most likeley this week in Brussels. After a round of consultations last week and over the weekend, inter alia with the Presidents of the Commission …

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