Political geography

Parliament supports government’s gas drilling activities in east Med Sea

Four political parties in the Turkish Parliament issued a joint response to the European Union's decision to halt high-level talks and curb funding to Ankara over its drilling activities for hydrocarbon resources in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, pledging support to the government for its natural gas operations.

The Disinsection Campaign along the Danube Starts Today

Disinsection campaign along the Danube starts today. The destruction of the insects will take place through the ubiquitous spraying of the affected areas along the whole Danube River. The campaign will be carried out by aviation treatment aimed at the mass destruction of mosquitoes and the prevention of the spread of human and animal diseases in these risky regions.

Aging grand hotel highlights the ethnic division in Cyprus

With Italian chandeliers still hanging in the lobby, the Ledra Palace Hotel in Cyprus still manages to hold onto a flicker of its old majesty despite the shell craters and bullet holes that scar its sandstone facade.
It's been 45 years since the pitter-patter of glitterati high-heels on the hotel's floors was replaced by the thud of soldiers' combat boots.

Today, It Will Become Clear Whether Sofia Will be the Seat of the European Labor Authority

It is expected today that the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg will decide in which of the four EU capitals the European Labor Office will be located.

Sofia, Nicosia, Riga and Bratislava are the four European capitals that are fighting for its headquarters.

It is expected to be set up this year and be operational by 2023.

American message with 70 helicopters for Greece

In the latest indication of the strengthening of the US-Greece strategic military relationship, and amidst heightened threats from Turkey in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean, the arsenal of the Hellenic Army will be substantially bolstered operationally with the addition of 70 American OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters.

Ex-PM Simitis: A new 'Imia crisis' with Turkey not out of the question

The danger of a "hot incident" with Turkey is ever-present, former Prime Minister Costas Simitis warns in an article in Greek Kathimerini.
Referring to the "Imia crisis" which brought Greece and Turkey to the brink of war a few days after he became Prime Minister in January 1996, Simitis says  that "it is not excluded that the present Turkish leadership has similar designs."

May, Macron and Hundreds of Veterans Mark 75 Years of The Normandy Landings

The celebrations in France for the 75th anniversary of the The Normandy landings will continue throughout the day. French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May have opened a memorial to commemorate the 22,442 British troops who died there in the summer of 1944. It is located in Ver-sur-Mer in the Calvados department and Normandy region of north-western France.