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Boosting energy efficiency to help Greece reach EU emission targets

To tackle its ambitious sustainability goals, the European Union has embarked on what it calls a Renovation Wave Strategy to improve the energy performance...

Turkey’s seismic shift

This breakthrough in normalization between Armenia and Turkey comes amid a much wider context, well beyond the simple validation of earthquake diplomacy to elevate crisis response over conflict retention. 

Is “cable diplomacy” shaping energy policy in the Mediterranean & Middle East?

The transition towards a carbon neutral economy has become a priority for many governments around the world. Using the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals...

Helping women lead across the Mediterranean

Female unemployment rate remains well below the global average. More than half of working women are employed informally, with low-wage jobs and fewer rights than men.

Democracy in the Republic of the Internet is backsliding

The internet has become a powerful enemy of any authoritarian regime; one that these regimes have increasingly fought to weaken.

Weaning itself off of Russian energy, the EU looks to Azerbaijan, East Med

As Europe tries to lessen its dependence on Russian energy after the Kremlin's invasion of Ukraine, the EU is turning to Azerbaijan and the...

UN’s Guterres to hold Cyprus talks in April

The United Nations on Thursday confirmed it will hold a five-party meeting in Geneva in April to examine the prospects of resolving the Cyprus...

MEPs to investigate alleged human rights violations by Frontex

Fourteen MEPs are set to investigate the activities of the bloc's border guard agency after several reports emerged unveiling that Frontex was involved in illegal...

Greece reopens embassy in Tripoli

Greece's Foreign Ministry on Saturday announced it is immediately reopening its embassy in Libya's capital, Tripoli and a consulate in Benghazi.The announcement came a day...

Greece, Turkey to resume exploratory talks by early March

Greek and Turkish officials are likely to meet again at the end of Feburary or in early March in a bid to scout each...

Despina Chatzivassiliou-Tsovilis elected as first woman SG of PACE

Despina Chatzivassiliou-Tsovilis on Tuesday became the first woman ever elected as the next Secretary-General of the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly (PACE). "I am greatly...

Greece’s #MeToo movement

Greece's Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou's decision to speak out over an alleged sexual assault by a high-ranking federation official in 1998 has set...

Greece’s Orthodox Church defies lockdown order, holds Epiphany services

After announcing earlier in the week it would defy a government lockdown order, Greece’s Orthodox Church on Wednesday opened its places of worship to the...

Greece and Cyprus detect infections of new COVID strain

The new strain of Coronavirus, first identified in Britain in December, has been detected in Greece and Cyprus, officials from the two Health Ministries...

Eyeing schools reopening, Greece imposes one-week strict lockdown

Eyeing the reopening of schools on January 11, the Greek government announced on Saturday a one-week strict lockdown, starting Sunday.Under the renewed restrictions, all activities...

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...

North Macedonia’s coalition government forms up, as directed

Once again, to the delight of North Macedonia’s Western supporters, Skopje has a new coalition government that looks very much like last year’s pre-election...

Athens pivots to Washington for help with Turkish provocations

In the latest sub-chapter of the seemingly never-ending dispute over energy exploration rights in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean, Athens has again called for...

Greece quarantines camp as 20 refugees test positive for coronavirus

Ritsona refugee camp in Greece has been placed under quarantine for two weeks after 20 of its residents tested positive for the COVID-19. Dozens of...

MEPs urge evacuation of hotspots on Greek islands to stop COVID-19 spread

As Lesvos island has confirmed its first COVID-19 case, MEPs are urging the European Commission to evacuate migrant camps, the so-called 'hotspots' on Greek...

IOM and UNHCR temporarily suspend resettlement departures for refugees

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), decided to temporarily suspend resettlement departures for refugees, over health concerns...

Why everyone is buying toilet paper and how you can manage this period of isolation due to Coronavirus

The trigger for writing this article was the difficulty we had in understanding why so many people are buying big quantities of toilet paper. ...

Erdoğan in Brussels to hold talks over migrants crisis

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is visiting Brussels on Monday, amid an ongoing crisis at the Greek-Turkish border, after the country "opened the gates...

Erdogan’s refugee folly

Turkey’s embattled authoritarian President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bluff with refugees at the gates of Europe seems to have misfired as the EU is closing...

Journalists' Federation urges EU27 to create safe environment for reporting in Greece

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) is asking from the EU and member states to create a safe environment for journalists reporting in Greece,...

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