Greece

Mediterranean Sea

Oil Spill From Syria Threatens Cyprus Shores

An oil spill originating from Syria's largest refinery has proliferated across the Mediterranean Sea and is inching towards Cyprus' Karpas peninsula. The treacherous oil slick, which is nearly the size of New York City, has seeped across international waters...

President Sakallaropoulou Inspects Navy as Greece Mulls Proposals for Frigates

President of the Greece inspected navy fleet vessels in the Saronic Gulf on Friday, as Athens considers the purchase of four new frigates.

Blue Sharks Swim Alongside Fishing Boats in Greece

Blue sharks are not aggressive and rarely ever bite humans.

The Isle of Malta, the Heart of the Ancient Mediterranean

The Isle of Malta is currently the smallest member state of the European Union, both in terms of territory and the size of its population.

PM Mitsotakis and President Macron Denounce Turkish Behavior in Libya, Cyprus and Greece

Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis is in Paris on Wednesday, where earlier he held an official meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. The French leader welcomed Prime Minister Mitsotakis on the steps of the Élysée Palace in the capital city before...

Turkey and Pakistan Conduct Joint Military Exercises off Greece's Castellorizo

Turkey and Pakistan have been conducting joint military exercises in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea in the last few days, off the small Greek archipelago of Castellorizo. This is seen by many experts as a Turkish response to the ongoing strategic...

Turkey Issues NAVTEX off Cyprus and Limnos Island in Greece

Turkish authorities issued two new Navigational Telexes (NAVTEX) on Thursday, blocking off the regions of the sea west of Cyprus and southeast of the Greek island of Limnos in the Northern Aegean Sea. Turkey is continuing its game of ramping...

UN Reveals Extent of Increase in Migrant Arrivals in Greece in 2019

A UNHCR report released on Monday, entitled "Desperate Journeys," revealed the extent of the increase in refugee and migrant arrivals to Greece since the beginning of 2019. The largest number of refugees and migrants reaching Europe this year came by...

Turkey Plans to Conduct Research South of Greece's Rhodes and Castellorizo

Turkey's State Petroleum Company ΤΡΑΟ intends to conduct scientific research to locate potential reserves of hydrocarbons south of the Greek islands of Rhodes and Castellorizo in the near future. According to what Greece's Kathimerini newspaper reported on Sunday, the Turkish...

Greece Signs Historic Agreement To Explore Natural Resources South of Crete

Greece signed a formal agreement on Thursday with the companies ExxonMobil, Total and Hellenic Petroleum (ELPE) to research and exploit the natural resources located south and west of the island of Crete, in the Mediterranean Sea. Many high-ranking officials, including Greek...