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ForMin Aurescu, SecState Pompeo discuss forward Black Sea NATO presence

Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu on Wednesday met US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on the sidelines of a meeting in Brussels of NATO chief diplomats. The two senior officials reviewed the agenda of the NATO ministerial meeting and highlighted the importance of advancing NATO's adaptation process in step with developments in security in the Euro-Atlantic area.

New pre-departure centers for migrants to be on islands

Five closed pre-departure centers for migrants are expected to open on the Aegean islands of Samos, Chios, Lesvos, Kos and Leros, with details to be announced by government spokesman Stelios Petsas on Wednesday. 

The centers are to host no more than 5,000 people each and are expected to replace the open camps such as Moria and Vathy. 

Turkey could be part of East Med cooperation if it changed its behavior

In spite of Recep Tayyip Erdogan's erratic behavior and revisionist posturing, the Americans - among others - argue that the West should not allow Turkey to be "lost." In this context, they would like to see the country become part of energy cooperation plans that are under way in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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