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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...

NATO voices concerns over Russian military presence in MENA region

Russia's increasing military presence in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is a matter of "great concern" for NATO, its Secretary-General Jens...

Russia, Saudi Arabia eye COVID-19 oil cut to hike prices

Russia and OPEC-kingpin Saudi Arabia are reportedly mulling to delay an increase in oil production in January, maintaining an output cut aimed to raise...

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...

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...

Despite Brexit, Western Balkans get some attention

Despite all the noise surrounding Brexit, Libya’s civil war and the Iran mini-crisis, Brussels’ attention to the Western Balkans is increasing substantially as important...

EU urges Turkey to halt illegal drilling off Cyprus, prepares new sanctions

The European Union has urged Turkey to halt its "illegal" drilling activities in Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) whilst preparing new sanctions, following the country's...

Libya, Turkey and Europe

As the new Turkish Ambassador in Prague, I am asked more and more frequently about the recent developments in Libya and the policies of...

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...

Greek Prime Minister meets President Trump amid Mid-East turmoil

The January 7 White House meeting between US President Donald J Trump and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis did not yield any new US...

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...

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...

Libya, Iran pull oil prices in different directions

Unrest in Libya has raised supply worries fuelling oil prices while progress in settling the dispute over Tehran’s nuclear programme has raised traders’ hopes...

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