x

Politics

Merkel Expresses Solidarity to Greece and Cyprus over East Med Developments

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel conveyed the concern of the European Council over the tension in the Eastern Mediterranean and its support of Greece and Cyprus, during a teleconference on Wednesday.

Germany holds the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU.

Every possible effort must be made to de-escalate the dangerous tension in the region, Merkel said at the end of the meeting which focused on Belarus. The Council, she added, expressed solidarity to Greece and Cyprus in terms of their rights.

She also reiterated that September's European Council will focus on the EU's relations with Turkey, "something that has multiple facets, of course."

Germany, she underlined, supports the restart of dialogue on disagreements concerning the delineation of maritime borders between the two countries, a dialogue that continued until 2016. "From our point of view, it must restart, especially between Greece and Turkey," she said, but expressed concern over the escalation and said "we shall return to the issue in depth in September."

(ANA-MPA/F. Karaviti) 

RELATED

ATHENS - "The Mediterranean should be a sea of peace and prosperity and not a field to instrumentalise the human pain from Turkey" stated the President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou at her meeting with the President of Malta George Vella and after the conclusion of the 17th Arraiolos Group informal meeting in Valleta on Friday.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

Two Boats Carrying Refugees Sink Off Greek Islands, 17 Dead

MYTILENE - Villagers on the Greek island of Kythira rushed to help pull refugees and migrants to safety after a sailboat struck rocks and sank, saving 80 but at least 15 are missing.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.