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Greece to extend its territorial waters 12 miles south of Crete

Greece’s government plans to extend its territorial waters to 12 nautical miles to the south and west of the island of Crete in March, local media reported on Sunday. The extension is in the context of hydrocarbon research and the government has reportedly already informed the European Union and the …

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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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UPDATE Fire in West Attica forces evacuation, partial closure of Athens-Corinth highway

A forest fire broke out near the Elefsina toll station on the Athens-Corinth national highway, forcing authorities to shut down traffic in a part of the highway and ordering the evacuation of  a nearby settlement. The fire broke out in low vegetation area, three kilometers from the Elefsina toll around …

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Earthquake rattles with 4.3 R Preveza in NW Greece

A moderate earthquake struck with a magnitude of 4.3 on the Richter scale the town of Preveza in Epirus in the north-west coast of Greece at 9:49 on Wednesday morning. According to Athens Geodynamic Institute, the epicenter of the earthquake was in the sea area 9 km North-West of Preveza. …

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EU Parliament approves €4.5mn aid to restore flood damages on West Crete

The European Parliament has approved an EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) aid worth 4.5 million euros for restoration of flood damages in western Crete last February. The idea was first proposed by Greek MEP Eva Kaili (PASOK)  and was ultimately passed by majority vote. Crete’s flash flooding from the winter storm …

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Orthodox Christians, incl Greeks, want a strong Russia to counter the West

Orthodox Christians in Central and Eastern Europe but also in Greece express pro-Russia views and many would like to see Russia playing a stronger role in the area in order to balance the influence of the West. According to a survey conducted by PEW Research Center majorities in Orthodox countries …

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