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Crown Custodian Margareta: We are for national reconciliation, this is what my father fought for

The Royal Family wishes a "national reconciliation", this being the objective King Mihai fought for, the Romanian Crown Custodian Margareta told AGERPRES in an interview. Prince Radu, in the same interview asserts that when the country is more divided, the Crown comes forth as "the single one that maintains a certain balance".

In Jerusalem, Romania's minister Intotero discusses developing bilateral co-operation with local administration

AGERPRES special correspondent Catalina Matei reports: Developing co-operation between the Romanian and Israeli nations was the main topic of discussion held in Jerusalem on Tuesday as part of a visit by the Minister for Romanians Abroad, Natalia Intotero, along with an official retinue, at the Jerusalem City Hall.

Energean discovers 28-42 bcm of natural gas off Israel

Greek energy firm Energean has made a vast discovery of 28-42 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the North Karish field off Israel's northwest coast, the company said on Monday.
The discovery is located not far from the company's floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit, which aims for a total export capacity of 8 billion cubic meters per year.

Caution and prudence

What we need at this juncture of significant developments in the Eastern Mediterranean geopolitical landscape is caution - and more caution. Greece and Cyprus have so far played their cards well, but they should not get ahead of themselves. The messages coming from the United States and Israel are strong and positive.

New prospects for East Med

The "Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act" submitted to the US Congress by Senators Robert Menendez and Marco Rubio that essentially upgrades the geopolitical roles of Greece and Cyprus is seen in Athens as a reflection of Washington's renewed interest and growing involvement in the region. 

Premature celebrations

The rift in Turkey's relations with the United States - prompted by its decision to acquire a Russian missile defense system in defiance of Washington's objections - in tandem with the consolidation of the Greece-Cyprus-Israel alliance  has, not unjustifiably, raised national expectations over Greece's geopolitical future.

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