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Defense pacts and energy in the Eastern Mediterranean

The Greeks have finally come to the realization that despite a period of relative calmness Turkey is not about to abandon its assertive behavior...

Making sense of the Italy-UAE rift

Earlier this month the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ordered the withdrawal of all Italian aircraft and personnel from its Al Minhad Air Force Base...

The “Europeanization” of Greek-Turkish relations: Why the Greeks favor Ankara’s EU membership

Harmonious relations with Greece has become an objective of Turkish diplomacy. The European Union’s policy of conditionality linking progress in EU-Turkey relations to Ankara’s...

Saipem partners up with Hyperion Systems Engineering in Eastern Mediterranean

Italy’s Saipem and Cyprus’ Hyperion Systems Engineering have joined forces to create Saipem-Hyperion Eastmed Engineering, a jointly controlled company based in Cyprus.The new company...

EU set to extend Operation Irini until 2023

The European Union is set to extend its Libya arms embargo mission for two years, a senior EU official said, according to a report...

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...

EU Council President announces double summit in late February

Europe's leaders are set to convene for a double online summit in February 25-26, EU Council President Charles Michel announced on Wednesday."On 25 February...

Turkish FM Cavusoglu to visit Brussels for talks with EU, NATO

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is set to pay a two-day visit in Brussels on Wednesday, to hold meetings with EU officials and with...

EU to launch new Libya arms embargo mission in Mediterranean

European Union nations agreed on Thursday to launch a new air and naval mission in the Mediterranean, to monitor the UN arms embargo in...

EU's top diplomat says Brussels needs to improve its relations with Russia and Turkey

Amid growing tensions with Turkey over the humanitarian crisis caused by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to flood the Greek-Turkish border with migrants who...

EU leadership to visit Greek-Turkish border alongside PM Mitsotakis

The chiefs of European institutions will visit the Greek-Turkish border in northern Greece along with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday, as thousands...

EU imposes sanctions on 2 individuals over Turkey's hydrocarbon drilling off Cyprus

On Thursday, the Council of the EU added 2 individuals to the Turkey sanctions list, over involvement in planning, directing and implementing offshore hydrocarbon...

EU officials meet Cyprus' Anastasiades amid growing tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean

Amid growing tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades met with EU officials in Brussels, where he...

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...

Greece, Cyprus, Israel jointly condemn Turkey's decision to deploy troops in Libya

After a "historic" intergovernmental agreement was signed on Thursday by Greece, Cyprus and Israel for the construction of the EastMed natural gas pipeline, the...

Netanyahu asks for immunity from corruption charges

Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Wednesday his decision to file a request for legal parliamentary immunity from prosecution in corruption charges he's facing. In November,...

Turkish lawmakers authorise troop deployment to Libya

Turkish MPs authorised sending troops to Libya to help the UN-backed government of National Accord in Tripoli fight rival forces of General Khalifa Haftar. During...

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