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EU naval operation IRINI reports Turkey’s non-cooperation in UN arms embargo enforcement in Libya

The European Union’s naval Operation EUNAVFOR MED IRINI, responsible for enforcing the UN arms embargo in Libya, has released its monthly report for April, revealing that Turkey has refused to allow the boarding and inspection of suspicious ships on ten occasions, the latest being on March 29, 2023.

International Crisis Group sheds light on gas diplomacy in the eastern Mediterranean

On 26 April, the International Crisis Group (ICG) published a report titled ‘Rethinking gas diplomacy in the eastern Mediterranean’, in which it sheds light on the region’s major gas discoveries over the past decade and how they raised hopes that ‘gas diplomacy’ could dramatically reshape relations among countries in the …

Libya dismisses Tunisian president’s remarks about sharing oilfield

A Libyan official has dismissed comments made by Tunisian President Kais Saied about sharing the rights to the Bouri oilfield. In a statement issued yesterday, Oil and Gas Minister Mohammed Oun said that the status of the oilfield was decided in favour of Libya by the International Court of Justice …

Greece speeds up drilling activity in south Crete disregarding Libya-Turkey maritime MoU

The Greek newspaper “Kathimerini” said that the areas where exploration and drilling operations are taking place between Greek and US companies, especially the southwestern part of Crete island, are inconsistent with Libyan claims to maritime sovereignty supported by the memorandum of understanding signed in 2019 between Ankara and the Libyan …

Libya’s Oil Minister: We’re ready to discuss maritime demarcation with neighboring states

The Minister of Oil and Gas in the Government of National Unity (GNU) Mohammed Oun said in an interview with Al Jazeera Mubashar TV that there are real possibilities to find friendly solutions with countries, such as Greece, Egypt and Cyprus, regarding the demarcation of maritime borders.