Nicos Anastasiades

Nicosia to press on with energy plans

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades says Nicosia's energy plans are moving forward while criticizing Ankara for seeking preconditions for dialogue.
Anastasiades, who attended an event for the Maronite community on Sunday, told reporters that Nicosia would press on with energy plans even if Turkey were to propose a drilling freeze on all sides.

Greece, Israel, Greek Cyprus sign EastMed project

Greece, Israel and Greek Cyprus on Jan. 2 signed an Eastern Mediterranean (EastMed) pipeline project, planned to run from Israel to Greek Cyprus, Crete, Greece, and ultimately to Italy, local Greek media reported.

The deal was signed in Athens by the energy ministers of Greece, Israel, and Greek Cyprus, according to the Greek daily Kathimerini.

Greece, Israel and Cyprus call Turkey’s planned Libya deployment ‘dangerous escalation’

Turkey's bill allowing troop deployment in Libya marks a dangerous escalation in the North African country's civil war and severely threatens stability in the region, a joint statement by Greece, Israel and Cyprus said late on Thursday.

Greece, Cyprus and Israel sign EastMed deal

Greece, Israel and Cyprus have signed a deal for an undersea pipeline designed to carry gas from offshore deposits in the southeastern Mediterranean to continental Europe.
The deal was signed during a ceremony at Zappeion Hall by the three countries' energy ministers, Costis Hatzidakis, Yiorgos Lakkotrypis and Yuval Steinitz.