EU warns Turkey off Mediterranean gas exploration plans

By |januar 20th, 2020|Cypriot conflict, exclusive economic zone, Gas, Mediterranean, News, North Cyprus, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey|

The European Union has urged Turkey to drop plans to drill for oil and gas around Cyprus and the eastern Mediterranean, saying such exploration was "illegal".

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Von der Leyen fails to convince that her Commission is ‘geopolitical’

By |januar 10th, 2020|European defence, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mediterranean, Nato, News, Operation Sophia, Ursula von der Leyen, Von der Leyen Commission|

New European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was put on the spot during her visit to Zagreb on Friday (10 January). Asked how she would prove that her Commission is ‘geopolitical’, given the EU's weak response to growing challenges in the region, von der Leyen failed to provide convincing answers.

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Germany’s conservative interior minister now a ‘refugee saviour’

By |oktober 4th, 2019|Angela Merkel, Erdogan, European Union, Germany, Greece, Horst Seehofer, Mediterranean, migrants, Migration, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, refugee crisis, Refugees, Sea rescue, Türkei, Turkey|

Today, Germany's conservative interior minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) is travelling to Athens to prevent a situation like the 2015 refugee crisis to happen again. He is using the opportunity to work on his image as a 'problem-solver' and is even seeking...

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Five EU states agree migration deal, look for broader backing

By |september 24th, 2019|coalition of the willing, Finnish Presidency, Italy, Malta, Mediterranean, News, refugee crisis|

Interior ministers from five European Union countries said on Monday (23 September) they had agreed a new scheme to distribute migrants saved from the Mediterranean in a deal aimed at relieving the pressure on southern EU states.

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Climate change will dramatically devalue farmland in southern Europe, EU agency reveals

By |september 4th, 2019|Climate Change, drought, European Environment Agency, Extreme weather events, Mediterranean, News, Southern Europe, sustainable agriculture|

According to the EU Environment Agency, climate change could turn the entire EU agribusiness upside down, as crop productivity in the Mediterranean countries is expected to drop while northern and western regions may experience more suitable conditions...

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Commission unmoved by accusations of ‘crimes against humanity’

By |junij 4th, 2019|crimes against humanity, International Criminal Court, Libya, Matteo Salvini, Mediterranean, News, refugee crisis|

The European Commission defended on Monday (3 June) its track record of saving lives in the Mediterranean, faced with accusations of "“crimes against humanity” substantiated in a 245-page report by international lawyers, brought before the International Criminal Court.

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Ennahdha politician: Tunisia deserves enhanced neighbourly relations with the EU

By |februar 11th, 2019|Arab Spring, Democracy, Ennahdha, Islamism, Mediterranean, News, refugee crisis, terrorism, Tunisia|

The EU needs to adapt its approach vis-à-vis the different partner countries in the Mediterranean, and pay more attention to his country, which he described as a “success story”, a Tunisian politician visiting Brussels told EURACTIV.

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No more ships to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean

By |februar 5th, 2019|Italy, Malta, Mediterranean, migrants, News, NGOs, Sea Watch, Spain|

Italy’s decision to block the ship of German NGO Sea-Watch in the port of Catania, Sicily, means that there are currently no ships from humanitarian organisations to rescue migrants in the Mediterannean. EURACTIV’s media partner Euroefe reports.

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Culture is the bridge to humanity

By |november 26th, 2018|Cultural diplomacy, Education, Elisabeth Guigou, Mediterranean, Mediterranean union, News, refugee crisis|

We need alternative narratives to tackle extremist discourses and radicalisation, and this is why we have to invest more in culture, writes Stavros Papagianneas.

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Humanitarian ship seeks European port for rescued migrants

By |avgust 13th, 2018|Aquarius ship, Mediterranean, migrants, News, search and rescue|

Human rights groups called on European governments on Sunday to tell a charity ship where it can dock and let more than 140 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean disembark in safety.

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