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Al-Sisi demarcates Egypt’s maritime border with Libya

Egypt ‘s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a Presidential degree demarcating the maritime border of the country to the West, that is with Libya. With the drawing of a straight line, al-Sisi unilaterally determines the maritime borders with Libya, practically cutting through the illegal Turkey-Libya memorandum on the Exclusive Economic …

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Libya accuses Greece of imposing fait accompli in defining maritime borders

Libya has reacted to Greece’s decision to expand out seismic surveys for hydrocarbon south of Crete. The foreign minister of the Tripoli-based outgoing government accused Athens of exploiting the crisis in the North African country and imposing a fait accompli in defining the Libyan-Greek maritime borders. “Greece has conducted contracts …

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Greece denounces the illegal Turko-Libyan memorandum to UN

Greece has submitted a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres outlining the background of the illegal Turkish-Libyan memorandum. The Permanent Representative of Greece to the UN, Maria Theofili, underlined in the letter that “Greece maintains all its rights under international law and calls on Libya and Turkey to respect the …

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Crete: Boat with 430 migrants, incl 100 children, towed to safety

The fishing boat with 430 migrants onboard was towed to Skala Palaiochoras where it docked at 2 o’ clock Tuesday afternoon after a big rescue operation. According to state broadcaster ERT, three of the 100 children in total suffered faint incidents and were transferred to the local hospital with ambulances. …

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Diplomatic incident with Greek FM Dendias in Libya

A serious diplomatic incident took place in Libya on Thursday morning with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias to have cancelled his visit to Tripoli right after his plane had landed at the local airport. The FM, the delegation and journalists did not even got off the plane that continued to …

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State Department is open to Greece-Libya energy interconnection

The US State Department is open to the possibility of an energy interconnection between Greece and Libya. The US State Department spokesperson said that the US continues to support projects that promote the energy interconnection of the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa with Europe. The US ministry clarified that it …

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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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Smoke from the fires in Dadia and Lesvos reached the coast of Libya

The smoke from the forest fires on the island of Lesvos and the Natural Park Dadia in Evros, north-eastern Greece,  has been consolidated and has reached the coast of Libya in North Africa. According to the director of the National Meteorological Service (EMY), Thodoris Kolidas, the smoke from the fire …

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Greece inaugurates its Consulate General in Benghazi

Greece inaugurated its consulate in Benghazi on Monday, in the presence of a delegation headed by Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Kostas Fragogiannis and the local Greek community. Greece is the first country to have a consular representation in “We are the first country to have consular representation in Benghazi,” Fragogiannis …

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Greece and Libya agree to talk on delimitation of maritime zones, says Mitsotakis

Greece and Libya have agreed to hold talks on marking out their maritime zones in the Mediterranean Sea, Prime Minister Mitsotakis said on Wednesday, after a meeting with the president of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed al-Menfi. In a statement after the meeting, Mitsotakis said the two leaders “agreed on …

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Greece struggles to limit Turkey’s influence in Libya

During his visit to Libya, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias raised the issue of maritime border demarcation saying that the memorandum signed between Turkey and the previous Libyan government was “illegal.” He implied that the two countries may proceed with delineation of mutual maritime borders in the Mediterranean Sea. And he …

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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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Four men missing after migrants boat capsizes NW off Crete

Greece’s Coast Guard continues Search and Rescue operation on Monday morning, after a boat carrying migrants and refugees capsized North-West off the island of Crete on Sunday afternoon. Only survivor is, so far,  a 25-year-old Algerian national who has been transferred to the hospital in Chania. According to his testimony, …

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Turkey-Libya deal, drilling activities are “counterproductive” says US State Dept.

Turkey’s drilling activities, combined with the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Libya are are “counterproductive” and do not contribute to the stability and security of the Eastern Mediterranean, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Matthew Palmer said on Wednesday at a teleconference with Greek …

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Greek FM Dendias discusses “delimitation of maritime zones” with Libya

Greece discussed on the delimitation of maritime zones Libya, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias revealed on Wednesday after meeting with Aquila Saleh, the President of the Libyan House of Representatives, in Tobruk. “We discussed the delimitation of maritime zones between Greece and Libya, in the context not of the arbitrariness that …

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