Cyprus shipping in the spotlight

Cyprus-based shipowners and ship-managers advocate shipping need to be governed by global regulations and not local or regional rules that create unfair competition in the industry. Lobby groups such as the Cyprus

EU agrees to expand Turkey sanctions list

European Union leaders pledged to expand a sanctions list against Turkish individuals targeted with travel bans and asset freezes over ‘illegal’ energy exploration in the eastern Mediterranean. Brussels stopped short of moving

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Greece backs targeted Turkey sanctions

Greece supports Cyprus in seeking targeted sanctions against Turkey for violating its territorial water in exploratory gas drilling, Greek Foreign Ministry spokesperson Alexandros Gennimatas said on Friday. Gennimatas was replying to a

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France backs Turkey sanctions as an option

Brussels must be ready to activate all its tools including sanctions against Turkey, in response to Ankara’s aggression in the Eastern Mediterranean, France’s visiting Europe Minister Clément Beaune said Friday. After meeting

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GREECE: Tough EU sanctions needed to stop Turkey

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said that if Turkey continues with its aggressive behaviour in the region by disregarding the maritime rights of Greece and Cyprus, Brussels must act swiftly. Mitsotakis