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PM Rama: “Albanian & Greece are in talks over potential border change” to expansion of territorial waters in Ionian Sea”

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama suggested that Greece and Albania are in talks over potential border change. Speaking during an interview with Albania’s Vizion Plus TV on Thursday, Rama appeared to suggest Athens and Tirana are in talks over potential border changes. The comment was made in the context of …

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Drilling for hydrocarbon in Ionian Sea to start in 2019

Drilling for hydrocarbons in the Ionian Sea will start in 2019, Yiannis Bassias, president of the Hellenic Hydrocarbon Resources Management S.A. (HHRM S.A.) said at an event on Wednesday. The drilling will specifically take place in the Gulf of Patras and Katakolo. According to state-run news agency amna, a campaign …

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Mediterranean Cyclone “Medicane” forecast for Ionian Sea on Friday

Meteorologists forecast a ‘Medicane’, a Mediterranean Cyclone, in the Ionian Sea on Friday, September 28th 2018. The rare phenomenon of a tropical-style cyclone occurs twice a year in the Mediterranean basin. “There is a possibility that a relatively unusual phenomenon, a Mediterranean cyclone or ‘Medicane’, will occur in the south …

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More than 22,000 Lightnings fell in Ionian Sea and Epirus on a single day

An extremely high number of lightning, that is more than 22,000 fell in the Ionian Sea and the mainland of West Greece on a single day. According to ZEUS system of Greece’s National Observatory the extremely high number of lightnings fell in the early morning hours until 5:30 p.m. on …

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Very High Risk of Fire for several Greek regions, islands in Aegean & Ionian Sea

Several regions across Greece’s mainland as well as islands in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea are at Very High Risk of Fires on Friday, August 10th 2018.  According to a statement issued by the country’s Civil Protection Agency, Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3) of …

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Albania, Greece resume talks on maritime border delimitation in Ionian Sea

Albania and Greece have restarted negotiations to delineate maritime borders in the Ionian Sea. Albania’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday the first round of talks was held in Tirana in a “constructive and cooperative climate.” A similar statement was issued also by the Greek Foreign Ministry. “The first …

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Giants Exxon, Total, Repsol among bidders for oil and gas exploration off Greece

Oil giants Exxon Mobil, Total and Repsol are among members of two consortia that have submitted bids to explore for oil and gas off Greece. The country’s oil and gas Hellenic Hydrocarbon Management Company (HHRM) said on Monday that Exxon and Total, each with 40 percent stakes, and Hellenic Petroleum …

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Moderate earthquakes strike Zakynthos, Crete, Patras and Sporades in less than

Greece is showing an intense seismic activity on Thursday with four earthquakes to have struck Zakynthos, Crete, Patras and Sporades in less than ten hours. The tremors caused concern among locals, however, Greek seismologists appear reassuring. The first tremor occurred at 1:45 Thursday morning with a magnitude of 4.8 R. …

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Albanian president Meta blocks talks on sea border with Greece

Albanian President Ilir Meta refused a government request to authorize continued negotiations with Greece over the two countries’ Ionian Sea border, potentially disrupting a push to normalise relations. President Ilir Meta on Tuesday refused to provide the authorisation for further talks with Greece to resolve the sea border disagreement, demanding …

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Meteo Warning: Extreme weather to strike Greece, forecast Jan 10-16/2018

The Greek National Meteorological Service (EMY) has issued a weather warning as the extreme weather front coming from Italy is expected to strike Greek in the next hours. the weather front will bring strong rainfalls, thunderstorms and snow. The weather deterioration is expected in two waves, one on Wednesday night …

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Weather Warning: Meteorologists forecast rain- and thunderstorms, winds up to 10B, a Medicane in the Ionian Sea

Greece’s meteorologists are warning of extreme weather phenomena with powerful rain- and thunderstorms, very strong winds but also a Mediterranean Hurricane (Medicane) in the next days. Weather Forecast Nov 15-19 2017 According to National Meteorology Service EMY, analytically, areas affected will be: Nov 15 the Ionian Sea, Epirus, West Sterea, …

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Weather warning: Strong rainfalls, thunderstorms, stormy winds up to 9B

Greek National Meteorological Service EMY has issued a weather forecast warning of strong rainfalls, thunderstorms and stormy winds up to 8 and 9 Beaufort coming from North-West, especially from the north Ionian Sea. Hail falls are expected locally. The extreme weather phenomena have already set in on Monday evening, November …

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Greece publishes maps for hydrocarbon research in Ionian Sea and off Crete

The Greek Environment and Energy  Ministry published the maps for hydrocarbon research and exploitation rights. The areas are located in the Ionian Sea and off the island of Crete. The map were published on the Government Gazette on Wednesday. The areas affected are: Ionian Sea: One plot north of the …

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Rainfalls, Storms, Hail… sudden change in the August weather

Enough with this permanent sunshine and the high temperatures. Meteorologists forecast a sudden change in the weather with rainfalls and sporadic storms and temperature drop up to 5 degrees Celsius. Forecast Monday, 21 August 2017 The rain weather will set initially in northern Greece and will gradually move to most …

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Greece to launch hydrocarbon tenders in Ionian Sea and Crete

Greece will soon launch two new international tenders for the concession of hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation rights in the Ionian Sea and Crete. The new tenders will be launched after applications submitted by the Total-ExxonMobil-Hellenic Petroleum consortium -which is interested for the sea regions southwest of Crete- and Energean Oil …

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Prolonged heat wave with 40-41 C to sweep across Greece

Winds down, temperatures up. Or in meteorologists’ language: Beaufort decrease, Celsius increase. Weather forecasters speak of a prolonged heat wave up to 41 degrees Celsius. Temperature will gradually rise over the weekend and will affect initially Western Greece. Then the hell will grab large parts of the country from North …

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Weather warning: Heavy rain, hail, thunderstorms, wind up to 7B

Greece’s National Meteorology Service EMY issued an extreme weather warning for Thursday, July 27th 2017. EMY warns of strong rainfalls, hail, thunder storms and stormy winds. The weather deterioration is expected to start in the early morning hours of Thursday in the West of the country. The weather will affect …

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