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Cavusoglu still livid over Mitsotakis’ May address to US Joint Session of Congress
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Cavusoglu still livid over Mitsotakis’ May address to US Joint Session of Congress

'Mitsotakis humiliated himself. He begged them in his speech to Congress not to give us the fighter jets, in a spirit that does not befit an allied country,'the Turkish foreign minister said.

Mitsotakis tells US Congress the international community will not accept revisionism
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Mitsotakis tells US Congress the international community will not accept revisionism

A joint session of the US Congress received visiting Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis with an extended standing ovation as he stepped to the podium.

Russian envoy summoned to foreign ministry after 10 ethnic Greeks killed in Russian bombings
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Russian envoy summoned to foreign ministry after 10 ethnic Greeks killed in Russian bombings

Russian ambassador to Athens Andrey Maslov has been summoned to the Greek foreign ministry tomorrow after the killing of six ethnic Greeks and the injury of six more in Russian bombings in Eastern Ukraine.

Op-Ed: What the US State Department non-paper means
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Op-Ed: What the US State Department non-paper means

Big energy giants that were conducting research in the region in question began to pull out. Just last week, a consortium comprised of Total, ExxonMobil, and Hellenic Petroleum decided to freeze seismic research to the south and west of Crete.

Editorial Ta Nea: Fluidity
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Editorial Ta Nea: Fluidity

The change in America’s intentions and priorities should come as no surprise. It confirms that despite some doubling back by Washington, geopolitical developments in our neighbourhood remain exceptionally fluid.

Mitsotakis, Johnson discuss deepening of Greece-UK ties, Cyprus, Turkey, and Parthenon Marbles
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Mitsotakis, Johnson discuss deepening of Greece-UK ties, Cyprus, Turkey, and Parthenon Marbles

'You must understand what the Parthenon Marbles mean to us. They are our pride. They are our sacrifices. They are the supreme symbol of nobility,' Melina Mercouri once told British authorities.

FM Nikos Dendias: Greece-UK bilateral Framework Agreement to include defence, security issues
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FM Nikos Dendias: Greece-UK bilateral Framework Agreement to include defence, security issues

'The agreement does not exclusively concern defence issues, as was the case in our agreements with the US, France, and the United Arab Emirates. It is a Framework Agreement that will allow the deepening of our relations with a country with which we have centuries-old ties of friendship,' Dendias said.

Russia firmly supports Cyprus solution in UN framework, involvement of UNSC permanent members
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Russia firmly supports Cyprus solution in UN framework, involvement of UNSC permanent members

Moscow also came out in favour of involving the permanent members of the UN Security Council - one of which is the UK, which is a guarantor power under the 1960 Treaty of Guarantee (one of three that established the Republic of Cyprus) and still maintains sovereign bases on the island.

European Commission Report: Scathing criticism of Turkey on rule of law, EastMed, Cyprus, Greece
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European Commission Report: Scathing criticism of Turkey on rule of law, EastMed, Cyprus, Greece

While noting the need for Turkey to respect the sovereign rights of EU member-states Greece and Cyprus, the Commission’s report calls on Ankara to peacefully resolve disputes, and if necessary petition the International Court of Justice at The Hague.

Cavusoglu declares Turkey’s battle readiness in the Eastern Mediterranean
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Cavusoglu declares Turkey’s battle readiness in the Eastern Mediterranean

The declaration comes less than two weeks after Greece and France signed a mutual defence pact and even as Ankara has decided to send its Oruc Reis research vessel to the Eastern Mediterranean.

Turkey pushes the envelope in the Eastern Mediterranean sending warships to Cyprus’ EEZ
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Turkey pushes the envelope in the Eastern Mediterranean sending warships to Cyprus’ EEZ

The unsettling situation in the Eastern Mediterranean overshadowed yesterday’s Greek-Turkish exploratory talks in Ankara and further dashed hopes of reaching points of convergence on various critical issues.

Mitsotakis, Elpidophoros to meet after government’s row with Archbishop of America
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Mitsotakis, Elpidophoros to meet after government’s row with Archbishop of America

Elpidophoros issued a lengthy statement in which he said he stands by the Greek Cypriot people and their just cause and that just as the Cypriots after the 1974 invasion and occupation became refugees in their own land, he and his family too were uprooted from their home in Istanbul.

Tempest in a teapot: The attacks on Archbishop Elpidophoros and foreign policy stunts
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Tempest in a teapot: The attacks on Archbishop Elpidophoros and foreign policy stunts

Though first and foremost his role is that of spiritual leader, traditionally the Archbishop of America also is the informal leader of the Greek-American community, which numbers about three million but carries greater political weight than its numbers would indicate.

Akinci: Erdogan wanted him out to torpedo 2019 effort at comprehensive Cyprus settlement talks
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Akinci: Erdogan wanted him out to torpedo 2019 effort at comprehensive Cyprus settlement talks

Akinci made the bombshell statement in an interview with the Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen. He said the agreement would have put settlement talks back on track.

Van der Leyen, Michel offer carrot and stick at summit with Erdogan
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Van der Leyen, Michel offer carrot and stick at summit with Erdogan

Despite concerns over recent Turkish backsliding on human rights, the EU has applauded Ankara’s recent withdrawal of vessels operating in disputed waters and restarting talks with Greece.

Athens purchase of 18 Rafale war planes boosts Greek-Frenck defence cooperation
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Athens purchase of 18 Rafale war planes boosts Greek-Frenck defence cooperation

The addition of the French war planes to the Greek Air Force fleet has been touted as giving the Greek Air Force a strategic boost in its deterrent force amid Turkish threats.

Editorial Ta Nea: Persistence
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Editorial Ta Nea: Persistence

Each time Erdoagn pushed the envelope a bit further because he knew that although Greece was complaining strongly the EU would not significantly change its posture.

Cavusoglu lashes
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Cavusoglu lashes

Linde said that as a “guest” she would not engage in a dispute. “I would hope that everybody in Turkey will have the possibility to express their views as frankly as you are doing, minister. Thank you,” she said.

European Commission welcomes Ankara’s move to pull drilling ship out of Cyprus’ EEZ
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European Commission welcomes Ankara’s move to pull drilling ship out of Cyprus’ EEZ

A Commission, spokesman said that, 'The departure constitutes another welcome step towards de-escalation ... and we hope for similar and further moves in this direction.'

Greece, Cyprus push hard at EU summit for tougher stance against Turkey
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Greece, Cyprus push hard at EU summit for tougher stance against Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel opposed harsher language against Turkey, presumably in order to facilitate Germany's role as mediator between Turkey and Greece.

Editorial Ta Nea: A new EU vitality
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Editorial Ta Nea: A new EU vitality

European Commission apresident Von der Leyen said that on both the Greek-Turkish and migration issues Greece and Cyprus can count on the EU’s absolute solidarity.

Pompeo calls for Greek-Turkish dialogue after withdrawal of their forces from Eastern Mediterranean
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Pompeo calls for Greek-Turkish dialogue after withdrawal of their forces from Eastern Mediterranean

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has repeatedly declared that dialogue is inconceivable before Turkey withdraws its forces from the area. He clearly ruled out the concept of diplomacy at gunpoint.

EU foreign policy chief blasts Turkey on behalf of Commission
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EU foreign policy chief blasts Turkey on behalf of Commission

In direct opposition to the UN Convention Ankara has steadfastly maintained that islands have no EEZ, a position that was rejected by the US, France, and the entire EU among others.

Editorial Ta Nea: Message of peace
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Editorial Ta Nea: Message of peace

No one can ignore the fact that a new energy map in which Greece will have a leading role is being drawn up.

Editorial To Vima: A pipeline of opportunities and challenges
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Editorial To Vima: A pipeline of opportunities and challenges

By opening a corridor for the procurement of gas EastMed is expected to contribute decisively to safeguarding the energy sufficiency and security of EU member-states.

EastMed pipeline will upgrade the geostrategic value of Greece, Cyprus says Mitsotakis
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EastMed pipeline will upgrade the geostrategic value of Greece, Cyprus says Mitsotakis

'The new pipeline will increase the geopolitical weight and surplus value of Greece and Cyprus in the Mediterranean and give strategic depth to our cooperation with Israel,'the Greek PM said.

Mitsotakis, Anastasiades hold talks ahead of EastMed signing
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Mitsotakis, Anastasiades hold talks ahead of EastMed signing

Mitsotakis described EastMed as a very important energy project, which is the result of a key trilateral collaboration that extends beyond the energy sector.

EastMed Act another move en route to gas pipeline
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EastMed Act another move en route to gas pipeline

The Act reaffirms the importance to the US of maintaining its strategic partnerships with Israel, Greece and Cyprus.which are cooperating on the EastMed gas pipeline from the Mediterranean to Europe.

EastMed pipeline factor in Greek-Turkish ties, efforts to stem Ankara’s regional influence
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EastMed pipeline factor in Greek-Turkish ties, efforts to stem Ankara’s regional influence

The aim is to block Ankara’s attempt to create de facto situations – by delimiting EEZs in an illegal manner - that threaten the interests of regional countries and international players.

Energy Minister seeks to allay Turkish concerns over EastMed gas pipeline
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Energy Minister seeks to allay Turkish concerns over EastMed gas pipeline

'These works in combination with the high diplomatic action that Greece has developed in the last period show that the country has a multidimensional foreign policy with prestige and presence,' Kostis Hatzidakis said.

Amidst bellicose acts in sea, air Cavusoglu brandishes carrot of ICJ
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Amidst bellicose acts in sea, air Cavusoglu brandishes carrot of ICJ

In an exclusive interview with To Vima the Turkish foreign minister does not tule out going to the Hague Court, supoprts the Treaty of Lausanne , sees prospect of Turkish drilling at the illegal and non-existent Turkey-Libya sea border.

Editorial To Vima: Brexit and us
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Editorial To Vima: Brexit and us

Brexit will certainly create an opportunity for the 27-member EU to discuss its future prospects and to deal with internal differences.

Amidst strong threats, Mitsotakis continues push to isolate Turkey internationally
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Amidst strong threats, Mitsotakis continues push to isolate Turkey internationally

'The Turkey-Libya MOUon the delimitation of maritime borders nfringes upon the sovereign rights of third States, does not comply with the Law of the Sea and cannot produce any legal consequences for third States,' EU leaders said.

Akar: We are at the same point as 1974, comparing invasion of Cyprus with invasion of its EEZ
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Akar: We are at the same point as 1974, comparing invasion of Cyprus with invasion of its EEZ

 Setting aside Ankara’s bellicose behaviour and territorial claims in Cyprus’ maritime zone and the Aegean, Akar maintained that Turkey supports 'good neighbourly relations, international law and mutual respect'.

Pyatt argues Turkey-Libya MOU on EEZs violation of international law
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Pyatt argues Turkey-Libya MOU on EEZs violation of international law

'The US legal judgment is that the Turkish government, in its assertions regarding maritime claims and specifically continental shelves, differs with our legal analysis and also with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea,' the US ambassador said.

Editorial Ta Nea: Messages
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Editorial Ta Nea: Messages

Greece must seek the broadest possible support in Europe. It must pursue and achieve a clear condemnation of Ankara's actions at the December 12-13 EU summit.

Turkish defence minister demands large part of Cyprus’, Greece’s oil gas and oil deposits
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Turkish defence minister demands large part of Cyprus’, Greece’s oil gas and oil deposits

The US, Russia, France, Cyprus, Israel, and most recently Italy have all underlined that the Turkey-Libya MOU is a serious threat to regional stabilit,

Athens responds to Turkish letter to the UN  challenging Greek sovereign rights
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Athens responds to Turkish letter to the UN challenging Greek sovereign rights

The Greek statement says the assertions in Turkey’s 13 November letter violate International Law of the Sea and Greece rejects in its entirety. It has no legal results regarding Greece’s rights.

Editorial To Vima: PM Mitsotakis’ first great challenge
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Editorial To Vima: PM Mitsotakis’ first great challenge

Mitsotakis must say that Greece demands solidarity in confronting Turkey’s arbitrary, hostile, and erratic behavior and its revisionist policies.

Mitsotakis, Erdogan agree to keep open line of communication with High Level Cooperation Council
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Mitsotakis, Erdogan agree to keep open line of communication with High Level Cooperation Council

Mitsotakis told Erdogan that he supports Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades’ proposal for the sharing of the island’s hydrocarbons wealth between the two communities.

Editorial To Vima: Mitsotakis, Erdogan have good intentions but thorns remain
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Editorial To Vima: Mitsotakis, Erdogan have good intentions but thorns remain

The last decades have demonstrated that despite expressions of friendship Turkey’s policies, demands, and threats remain steadfast.

Editorial Ta Nea: Deeds
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Editorial Ta Nea: Deeds

'We are aware of the tensions Greece faces in the Eastern Mediterraean. The Eastern Mediterranean makes your country important in the region,' Macron stated.

Akar celebrated 1964 Turkish napalm bombing of Greek-Cypriots on eve of intercommunal talks
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Akar celebrated 1964 Turkish napalm bombing of Greek-Cypriots on eve of intercommunal talks

Ankara has defied limited EU sanctions and repeated US warnings not to drill for gas and oil in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone.

Amidst Turkish threats effort underway to jumpstart Cyprus settlement talks
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Amidst Turkish threats effort underway to jumpstart Cyprus settlement talks

The discovery of oil and gas reserves in the east Mediterranean has put sharper focus on the Cypriot impasse, which has defied the mediation efforts of a small army of diplomats.

Mitsotakis calls for end to Turkish occupation in Cyprus
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Mitsotakis calls for end to Turkish occupation in Cyprus

Anastasiades underscored the crucial importance of existing trilateral cooperations in the Eastern Mediterranean.

European Investment Bank freezes loans to Turkey over Cyprus drilling
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European Investment Bank freezes loans to Turkey over Cyprus drilling

'A review of the Bank’s strategic orientations of its lending activities in Turkey is scheduled for later this year,' an EIB spokeswoman said.

Editorial To Vima: The sanctions against Turkey and us
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Editorial To Vima: The sanctions against Turkey and us

Whether one likes it or not, Turkey holds the key to managing the refugee issue and it is in a position to use it to blackmail whenever it feels cornered.

EU slaps sanctions on Turkey over illegal gas drilling in Cyprus’ EEZ
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EU slaps sanctions on Turkey over illegal gas drilling in Cyprus’ EEZ

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on 29 July will visit Nicosia for talks with Cyprus’ President Nicos Anastasiades. The first foreign trip of any newly-elected Greek PM is to Cyprus.

EU poised to take limited measures against Ankara over illegal drilling in Cyprus’ EEZ
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EU poised to take limited measures against Ankara over illegal drilling in Cyprus’ EEZ

'In light of Turkey’s continued and new illegal drilling activities, the (EU) decides to suspend negotiations on the Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement and agrees not to hold further meetings of the high-level dialogues for the time being,' a draft statement read.

Turkish brinkmanship triggers concerns in Athens, Nicosia, Washington
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Turkish brinkmanship triggers concerns in Athens, Nicosia, Washington

In a lengthy statement, the Defence Department clearly articulated US interests and power in the region and the crucial nature of the US-Greece military alliance.

Editorial: Unity of spirit
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Editorial: Unity of spirit

The government must brief opposition parties and not act secretly, or even worse divisively, as it did in the case of North Macedonia.

Russia: Equal distances from Ankara, Nicosia in East Mediterranean cauldron
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Russia: Equal distances from Ankara, Nicosia in East Mediterranean cauldron

It was announced in Nicosia that Sergey Lavrov intends to visit the island at an undetermined time, even as Moscow’s Ambassador to Athens expressed fears over the escalation of tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Turkish procurement of S-400’s raises pressure on Aegean, Cyprus
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Turkish procurement of S-400’s raises pressure on Aegean, Cyprus

The S-400s radars have a range of up to 570—600kms. They can detect bombers at a distance of 570kms and F-16 Fighters with a 400km range.

US Senate Act major boost for Greece-Cyprus-Israel cooperation, message to Turkey
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US Senate Act major boost for Greece-Cyprus-Israel cooperation, message to Turkey

Ankara has often tested the limits of US resolve for quite some time, as when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in February threatened that if Washington impeded Turkish operations in Syria it would receive the 'Ottoman slap'.

Katrougalos: Cyprus has no energy monopoly in Eastern Mediterranean
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Katrougalos: Cyprus has no energy monopoly in Eastern Mediterranean

'How can one exclude Turkey from an area in which it has a coastal line of many kilometres?' Katrougalos was quoted by Anadolu as saying.

Nationalist outburst by Erdogan after New Zealand massacre
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Nationalist outburst by Erdogan after New Zealand massacre

'In Cyprus they are testing our patience because they are violating our rights,' Erdogan declared about the gas and oil exploration programme of the Republic of Cyprus.

Turkish ‘Blue Motherland’ exercise raises tension in Aegean, Mediterranean
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Turkish ‘Blue Motherland’ exercise raises tension in Aegean, Mediterranean

Foreign diplomats – including US Ambassador Pyatt - have expressed concerns over a military “accident” due to the large concentration of firepower, heightened tensions in the region.

Tsipras, Erdogan pursue dialogue on Aegean, Cyprus’ security
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Tsipras, Erdogan pursue dialogue on Aegean, Cyprus’ security

A dour-faced PM explained that he could not extradite eight Turkish officers Erdogan wants because the Greek judiciary ruled against their extradition.

Erdogan warning presages tough 2019 in Eastern Mediterranean, Aegean
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Erdogan warning presages tough 2019 in Eastern Mediterranean, Aegean

Erdogan says Ankara is determined to defend its 'rights' on Cyprus, in the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Aegean.

‘New Imia’ scenario, political games, Aegean concerns
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‘New Imia’ scenario, political games, Aegean concerns

A key qustion is whether Apostolakis indeed has information from intelligence services about the prospect of a Turkish landing and takeover of a Greek rock islet.

Editorial: The challenges and us
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Editorial: The challenges and us

The anxieties of the last days are rooted is Ankara’s inability to stop the Greece-Cyprus-Israel collaboration or to impede the designs of international politics on the biggest underwater natural gas pipeline in the world, East Med.

Anastasiadis eyes Nato role in Cyprus solution, Moscow threatens Nicosia
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Anastasiadis eyes Nato role in Cyprus solution, Moscow threatens Nicosia

'It [Cyprus] being drawn into U.S. and NATO plans in the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East will inevitably lead to dangerous and destabilising consequences for Cyprus itself,' warned the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Greeks, Cypriots spend most on household expenditures in EU
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Greeks, Cypriots spend most on household expenditures in EU

The highest levels of household expenditure were found in Cyprus (76.4% of GDP), Greece (73.0%) and Portugal (68.3%).

New EU intelligence school to be based in Athens, Cyprus as part of EU defence
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New EU intelligence school to be based in Athens, Cyprus as part of EU defence

Greece and Cyprus undertook the task of establishing the school with the assistance of other Nato member-states and European intelligence services.

Military analyst maintains US Ambassador Pyatt averted Greece,Turkey clash in Mediterranean
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Military analyst maintains US Ambassador Pyatt averted Greece,Turkey clash in Mediterranean

US Ambassador to Athens Geoffrey Pyatt averted a hot clash near Kastelorizi between a Greek frigate and the Turkish seismic research vessel Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha, military analyst Thanasis Drougos revealed/

EU strongly condemns Turkey’s actions in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Aegean
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EU strongly condemns Turkey’s actions in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Aegean

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Erdogan blames ‘bad neighbours’ Cyprus, Greece for Ankara’s military build-up
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Erdogan blames ‘bad neighbours’ Cyprus, Greece for Ankara’s military build-up


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Yildirim: Greek officers’ case judicial matter, Ankara may respond to US off Cyprus
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Yildirim: Greek officers’ case judicial matter, Ankara may respond to US off Cyprus

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American Sixth Fleet in Cyprus’ EEZ, ahead of ExxonMobil drilling
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American Sixth Fleet in Cyprus’ EEZ, ahead of ExxonMobil drilling

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Senior advisor to Erdogan heightens saber-rattling against Greece, Cyprus
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Senior advisor to Erdogan heightens saber-rattling against Greece, Cyprus

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EU Council denounces Turkey’s ‘illegal activity’ in Aegean, Cyprus, ‘urgently’ calls for halt
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EU Council denounces Turkey’s ‘illegal activity’ in Aegean, Cyprus, ‘urgently’ calls for halt

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Upd: 24 Φεβρουαρίου 2018, 01:56
Unthwarted by Turkey, ExxonMobil to ply ahead with Cyprus oil, gas exploration
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Unthwarted by Turkey, ExxonMobil to ply ahead with Cyprus oil, gas exploration

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Turkish clash with Italy’s ENI in Cyprus’ EEZ crucial for oil, gas exploration
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Turkish clash with Italy’s ENI in Cyprus’ EEZ crucial for oil, gas exploration

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