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Cyprus, Greece and Israel achieve agreement to protect the Mediterranean

12 May, 2014

A cooperation agreement to protect the environment, focusing on coastal research and the exploration of hydrocarbon reserves as well as oil pollution was decided on Tuesday by the ministers of the environment of Cyprus, Nicos Kouyialis, Greece`s Yiannis Maniatis and Israel`s Amir Perez.

The agreement was achieved during the Union for the Mediterranean Ministerial Meeting on Environment and Climate Change that took place in Athens and in which more than 40 ministers and representatives from Mediterranean countries took part.
During the meeting, the ministers discussed issues concerning the Horizon 2020 Initiative to de-pollute the sea, climate change in the Mediterranean, environment and climate investments and sustainable consumption and production in the Mediterranean.