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Impact of high energy prices on industry in the East Med region

Europe is still roiling under the impact of high energy prices that do not seem to be going away any time soon. Dutch hub...

Egypt, Cyprus and Greece ink deal to construct electricity interconnector

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el–Sisi met in Athens, Greece, on October 19 where they...

The legacy of failure in Afghanistan starts in 1979, not 2001

A decade ago, John Lamberton Harper, a professor of US Foreign Policy and European Studies at Johns Hopkins in Bologna, Italy published an indispensable...

When the “New Middle East” meets the “New Europe”

Middle Eastern experts have commented widely on the “new” foreign policy of the United Arab Emirates. Many of these same commentators have gone so...

Europe must double down on fighting antisemitism

Whenever Israel exercises its right to defend itself against terror, count on a wave of violent antisemitism to sweep across the West. Last month,...

Suez Canal Authority says Ever Given has been successfully refloated

Ever Given, the Panamanian giant container ship that has been blocking traffic in the Suez Canal for nearly a week has been successfully refloated,...

EBRD and Green Climate Fund extend green programme that spans 3 continents

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on March 11 the bank approved additional headroom for the next phase of its successful...

A new dawn for Libya brings hope for regional stability

While it may seem as though only one subject has dominated the news for the past year, and our lives came to a very...

Secretary Pompeo lets Turkey know what Washington really thinks

In an exchange that warmed the hearts of all Greeks and Greek Cypriots everywhere and was reported as front-page news, US Secretary of State...

Cyprus, Egypt, Greece join efforts to stop Turkish actions in East Med

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, Egypt President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met in Nicosia, Cyprus, on October 21 where they...

The Hague to assist Albania and Greece resolve maritime border

In an ironic twist of historical events, Albania and Greece jointly announced October 20 that they were requesting assistance from the International Court of...

East Med Gas Forum to enhance regional ties, boost EU energy security

Egypt, Israel, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority established the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) as an intergovernmental organisation in a virtual...

Greece-Egypt EEZ deal doesn’t sit easy with Turkey

Greece and Egypt signed a maritime border deal on August 6 with Turkey saying the deal falls in its continental shelf.Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh...

Cyprus moves ahead with LNG terminal works eyeing EU market

Natural Gas Infrastructure Company of Cyprus (ETYFA) has issued the Notice to Proceed to the Consortium that was awarded the construction works of the...

Union for the Mediterranean calls for regional action to tackle water scarcity

In light of World Water day on March 22, the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) has called for regional dialogue to address common challenges...

Egypt arrests human rights advocate who ctiticised government

An Egyptian researcher and activist has been arrested at Cairo's international airport upon his arrival from Italy. 27-year-old Patrick George Zaki had been in Bologna...

Does Trump’s peace plan make the EU less relevant?

The Peace to Prosperity plan that the Trump administration rolled out as a “Deal of the Century” on January 28 offers the prospect of a future Palestinian...

East Med Gas Forum makes Cairo HQ

Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan and Palestinian Authority signed in Cairo on 16 January the East Med Gas Forum (EMGF) foundation charter, creating...

ExxonMobil secures exploration acreage offshore Egypt

US major ExxonMobil said it has secured more than 1.7 million acres for exploration offshore Egypt. “These awards strengthen our exploration portfolio in the...

Greece, Egypt, Cyprus, France call Turkey-Libya deals "void"

Greece, Cyprus, France and Egypt condemned on Wednesday the two agreements signed between Turkey and Libya on maritime boundaries and military cooperation, calling them...

Foreign Ministers of Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Italy to meet in Cairo

The Foreign Ministers of Greece, Cyprus, France and Italy travelled to Cairo on Wednesday morning to participate in a five-sided meeting along with the...

Steinitz confident Israel and Cyprus can supply EastMed pipeline

ATHENS – Israel and Cyprus have enough gas to fill the proposed EastMed natural gas pipeline from the East Mediterranean to Europe, Israel’s Energy...

Turkey lurking, Greece-Cyprus-Israel EastMed political deal coming

ATHENS – Greece, Cyprus and Israel plan to sign an intergovernmental agreement for the construction of the EastMed natural gas pipeline in Athens on...

At Cairo summit, Turkey slammed for drilling in Cyprus’ EEZ

At a trilateral summit between Egypt, Cyprus and Greece in Cairo on 8 October, the leaders of the three countries slammed Turkey's drilling in...

Cyprus, Noble Energy reach deal to expedite Aphrodite development

Cyprus’ government has reached a deal to revise the contract with US-based company Noble Energy and its joint venture partners, Israel’s Delek Group and...

Greece, Cyprus, Jordan cement East Med Gas Forum relationship

ATHENS – The leaders of Greece, Cyprus and Jordan will hold a trilateral summit in Amman on 14 April to expand cooperation in the...

Pompeo spearheads US efforts to bring East Med gas to EU

ATHENS – The United States is very supportive of plans to develop gas reserves in the East Mediterranean and export them to Europe, lessening...

Exxon potential gas find in East Med boosts EU pipeline hopes

Israel, Cyprus, Greece and Italy are expected to sign an intergovernmental agreement for the EU-backed EastMed pipeline project in March to transport natural gas...

Israel, Cyprus, Greece and Italy show political will for EastMed gas pipe

ATHENS - There is political will from Israel, Cyprus, Greece and Italy to proceed with the construction of the EastMed natural gas pipeline, Israel’s...

East Med countries agree to create regional gas market

Eastern Mediterranean countries have agreed to create a regional gas market in an effort to transform their part of the Mediterranean into a major...

Greece, Egypt and the EU support Cyprus’ right to explore for hydrocarbons

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Egyptian President met on the island of Crete on October 10, for talks aimed at...

Cyprus-Egypt pipeline deal may facilitate LNG gas exports to EU

Cyprus and Egypt have signed an agreement for the construction of an underwater pipeline to export natural gas to Egypt. Cyprus’ Energy Minister Yiorgos...

Exxon, Total get the green light for drilling off the Greek island of Crete

ATHENS - A consortium of US oil and gas giant ExxonMobil, French energy major Total, and Greece’s Hellenic Petroleum (HELPE) has been awarded a...

Cyprus’ Minister highlights East Med role in EU energy security

LAGONISSI, Greece – Cyprus plans to forge ahead with the country’s energy plans to explore for hydrocarbons in its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and...

Prompted by Egypt’s Zohr find, Total-Exxon will hunt hydrocarbons off Crete

ATHENS - A French-led consortium from Total and US energy giant ExxonMobil, each with 40% stakes, as well as Hellenic Petroleum, have submitted a...

At Rome ‘Club Med’ summit, Greece gets a line on TAP gas to Italy

As heads of state and government of Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain, or so-called “Club Med,’ convened in Rome on January...

Cyprus, Greece, Egypt strive to export East Med gas to Europe, but at what price?

ATHENS – Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Greek Prime minister Alexis Tsipras endorsed a gas export pipeline from Cyprus to...

Cyprus, Greece eye East Med gas discoveries for EU export

ATHENS – More offshore hydrocarbon discoveries from the East Mediterranean region similar to Egypt’s giant Zohr field could boost gas exports to Europe.“At the...

US calls for relaxing Gazprom’s stranglehold on EU market

ATHENS – Several key energy projects currently underway in Greece will bring significant quantities of non-Russian gas to Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, and other regional...

Oversupply fears push oil prices to five-month lows

Fears of oversupply pushed oil prices to five-month lows on May 5 despite signals that Russia is ready to join the Organization of Petroleum...

US, NATO could play a role in East Med energy security

DELPHI, Greece - The United States and NATO will need to have a military presence in the East Mediterranean to protect the energy resources...

Ambassador Pyatt says US wants EU energy deal to block Russia

ATHENS – The United States will continue to work with the European Union to promote diversification of energy supplies and lessen dependence on Russia,...

Israel-Turkish pipeline hinges on Cyprus issue solution

ATHENS – The rapprochement between Tel Aviv and Ankara will give fresh impetus to a pipeline from Israel to Turkey, experts told New Europe...

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