EU-Israeli gas pipeline to compete with Russia

The European Commission and EU member states Cyprus, Greece and Italy have agreed to a plan to build a gas pipeline from Israel to Europe, EU Observer reports. The planned 2,200-km East Med pipeline would connect Israeli and Cypriot offshore gas fields to Greece and...

Greece stands firm on Macedonia veto

Greek foreign minister Nikos Kotzias repeated Athens’ demand that Skopje stop using the name Macedonia if it wants to enter the EU or NATO, EU Observer reports. Greece can veto Macedonia’s accession into either organization.   Read original...

Cyprus leaders fail to agree territory deal

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders failed to reach an agreement during talks in Switzerland, EU Observer reports. The two sides were discussing the territorial adjustment of Cyprus, which is supposed to pave the way for a deal on the island’s reunification....