Europe’s Southern Gas Corridor ‘almost ready’, says Azebaijan’s SOCAR

By |februar 13th, 2020|Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Caspian Sea, Central Asia, gazprom, Greece, Italy, Kazakhstan, News, oil prices, pipeline politics, Rosneft, Shah Deniz II, Southern gas corridor, TANAP, TAP, Third energy package, Turkey, Turkmenistan, US sanctions|

A 25-year supply contract has been signed with Italy, and the first Azeri gas is expected to start flowing before the end of 2020, said Vitaly Baylarbayov, deputy vice president of SOCAR, the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Europe’s Southern Gas Corridor ‘almost ready’, says Azebaijan’s SOCAR

Greece to start setting up closed-type migrant camps

By |februar 11th, 2020|asylum policy, Greece, Greek islands, hotspots, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, News, refugee crisis, UNHCR|

Greece will begin setting up closed-type camps for asylum seekers on its Aegean islands in March, the country's migration minister said Monday (10 February), in response to growing tensions over the migrants' current overcrowded facilities.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Greece to start setting up closed-type migrant camps

Greek asylum to refugees ‘not indefinite’ and reversible: minister

By |februar 10th, 2020|Asylum seekers, Greece, Migration, News|

Greece will only grant refugee protection for three years as it struggles to integrate foreigners, the conservative government's migration minister Notis Mitarachi said in remarks published Sunday (9 February).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Greek asylum to refugees ‘not indefinite’ and reversible: minister

Greek plans floating sea barriers to block migrants

By |januar 30th, 2020|Greece, Greek islands, News, refugee crisis, Turkey|

Greece's defence ministry published a call for tenders Wednesday (29 January) for the installation of a "floating protection system" in the Aegean Sea to stop migrants arriving from the Turkish coast.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Greek plans floating sea barriers to block migrants

Greek PM expels MEP Zagorakis amid escalating football spat

By |januar 28th, 2020|football, Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, News|

Greece's conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has expelled MEP and former footballer Thodoris Zagorakis from the ruling New Democracy party amid growing tensions between the country's two football giants, Olympiakos and PAOK. But the spat ov...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Greek PM expels MEP Zagorakis amid escalating football spat

Merkel defends financial crisis management legacy before economic elite in Davos

By |januar 24th, 2020|Angela Merkel, Davos 2020, EU foreign policy, financial crisis, Greece, Iran, Migration, News, trade, US|

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her tough stand and the austere fiscal policy she pursued in response to the financial crisis that shook up the eurozone in 2008 as she addressed the World Economic Forum on Thursday (23 January).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Merkel defends financial crisis management legacy before economic elite in Davos

EU to use revamped ‘Operation Sophia’ to enforce Libyan arms embargo

By |januar 20th, 2020|Berlin Libya Conference, Greece, Josep Borrell, Libya, Mediterranean Sea, News, Operation Sophia, UN arms embargo|

EU foreign minister decided on Monday (20 January) to revive a maritime surveillance mission in the Mediterranean to enforce a potential cease-fire in Libya and a UN arms embargo against the country’s warring parties. Meanwhile, the bloc is scrambling to...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU to use revamped ‘Operation Sophia’ to enforce Libyan arms embargo

EU welcomes EastMed deal, but highlights further cost-benefit analysis

By |januar 3rd, 2020|Cyprus, EastMed pipeline, Greece, News, Turkey|

The European Commission has said the EastMed natural gas pipeline deal signed by Cyprus, Greece and Israel yesterday (2 January) is a “welcome development” but insisted on exploring further the cost-benefits of the different options.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU welcomes EastMed deal, but highlights further cost-benefit analysis

Turkey mulls sending allied Syrian fighters to Libya

By |december 31st, 2019|Bashar al-Assad, Fayez al-Sarraj, Greece, Khalifa Haftar, Kurds, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Syrian war, Turkey|

Turkey is considering sending allied Syrian fighters to Libya as part of its planned military support for the embattled government in Tripoli, four senior Turkish sources said on Monday (30 December), with one adding that Ankara was leaning toward the ...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Turkey mulls sending allied Syrian fighters to Libya

Turkish parliament readying bill to allow sending troops to Libya

By |december 25th, 2019|Fayez al-Sarraj, Greece, Khalifa Haftar, Libya, News, offshore gas, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Russia, Turkey|

Turkey may need to draft a bill to allow for troop deployment to Libya and its parliament is working on the issue, Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Tuesday (24 Decembrer), after Ankara signed a military cooperation agreement with Tripoli la...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Turkish parliament readying bill to allow sending troops to Libya