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Full of Gas,Full of Problems:The Eastern Mediterraneans Hydrocarbon Showdown

Full of Gas,Full of Problems:The Eastern Mediterraneans Hydrocarbon Showdown

The discovery of natural gas is exacerbating tensions among various players in the Eastern Mediterranean. Is there a viable path forward where all can benefit?   Zenonas Tziarras, Gabriel Mitchell January 6, 2015 In October of last year, Russia, Israel and Cyprus conducted a joint naval exercise in waters of the Eastern Mediterranean. Though scheduled

Nicosia says its sticking to its guns on talks

By Elias Hazou YESTERDAY’S meeting between President Nicos Anastasiades and the leaders of political parties seemed merely to affirm the status quo in the ongoing hydrocarbons standoff with Turkey. According to a written statement issued by the Office of the President, during the meeting Anastasiades briefed the party leaders on the latest developments concerning Turkish

Anastasiades to brief party leaders-Main topic the next move on Cyprus talks

President Nicos Anastasiades is set to meet party leaders on Monday where the next steps on the ongoing incursions by Turkey in the island’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) on Monday morning. The main topic will be the next move on the Cyprus talks and its potential impact by the Ankara should the seismic vessel Barbaros

View: Improvisation dressed up in tough rhetoric

ANOTHER meeting of the party leaders will be held at the presidential palace tomorrow morning, (as long as President Anastasiades is not trapped in his Troodos residence by the snow) to discuss how the government should handle the latest complications in the ongoing hydrocarbons saga. These meetings are becoming a frequent occurrence indicating that policy

Waiting for the smoke to clear

By Angelos Anastasiou PRESIDENT Nicos Anastasiades is expected to inform party leaders tomorrow that if the Turkish seismic vessel Barbaros makes no further incursions into Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ), he stands ready to return to the negotiating table, official sources told the Sunday Mail. The Barbaros had been illegally carrying out exploratory research in

Sides should return to negotiating table rather than create new tensions

The leader of the TDP party Cemal Ozyigit has said the recent developments on Cyprus were ‘worrying’ and said the sides should take steps to return to the negotiating table rather than create new tensions. Ozyigit said they as the TDP party were opposed to these tension building steps from the start and in order

Americans and the UN hope for Cyprus talks to resume early 2015

  Efforts to solve the Cyprus problem in 2014, took off on an optimistic note but ended with Cyprus suspending its participation in the UN-led talks due to Turkey`s provocative actions. The year was marked by an increased US involvement in the Cyprus issue, UN Secretary General`s Special Adviser on Cyprus Alexander Downer resigning to

Following the end of NAVTEX Barbaros anchored off the coast of Famagusta

Following the end of the NAVTEX license, the Barbaros Hayrettin Pasa ship anchored off the coast of Famagusta yesterday evening. The Seismic research ship Barbaros had been conducting exploration and seismic research in the GC EEZ. Following the end of their license, it is still being discussed whether or not they will renew their license.

National council January 12 will discuss next steps,including resume talks

By Elias Hazou THE government is monitoring the movements of the Turkish research vessel ‘Barbaros’ in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and will act accordingly. “We shall wait and see how Turkey moves,” government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides told reporters.“There are different scenarios. Turkey may extend the NAVTEX, or terminate it and issue a new one