Cyprus eyes East Med firefighting hub

Cyprus wants to create an east Mediterranean firefighting hub with neighbours Greece and Israel to tackle huge summer wildfires that could overwhelm any single country. Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides made the proposal


New momentum for East Med gas?

Europe was already facing an energy crisis before Russia invaded Ukraine, but Moscow’s move has forced a rethink of energy policies at the EU and country levels. The European Union, which imported


US says East Med vital to energy security

The East Mediterranean is critical for energy security, said US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Diplomacy Laura Lochman. She said gas could be supplied to Europe through potential interconnections between

US backs East Med electricity link via EuroAsia

A State Department spokesperson said that Washington continues to support regional stability and energy cooperation between Cyprus, Greece, Israel through electricity interconnectors like EuroAsia. The comments follow the publication in Greek media


Betting on East Med gas is the wrong horse

After years of official support by the US Administration for energy projects in the East Mediterranean, Washington has shed its clothes. As expected, Washington’s perceived support for a regional offshore gas pipeline


Cyprus reunification helps regional stability

A Cyprus settlement would significantly contribute to peace and stability of the region through an independent foreign policy, said a Joint Declaration issued after the Israel-Cyprus-Greece Summit in Jerusalem. The leaders stressed


Cyprus, Greece, Egypt, France FMs discuss East Med

Developments in the Eastern Mediterranean will be discussed during the first quadrilateral meeting of Foreign ministers from Cyprus, Greece, Egypt and France in Athens. Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides is in Athens

Cyprus is key East Med partner for France

Cyprus is among the top partners of France in the Eastern Mediterranean region, Captain Paul Merveilleux Du Vignaux, commanding officer of the French frigate Auvergne, said. He gave a press conference aboard


Turkey ‘threatens’ East Med stability

The Eastern Mediterranean region can be transformed into a zone of stability, but Turkey is upsetting the balance of power in the region, said Cyprus Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides. He was addressing


Cyprus wants more active EU in East Med

Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides believes a wind of change is sweeping across the Eastern Mediterranean and wider Middle East, as like-minded countries come together to promote cooperation and stability. He said

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