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7/23, 11:53 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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EU must sanction violations in Mediterranean - Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron stated on Thursday that the European Union needs to respond to the violations of Greek and Cypriot maritime space in the Eastern Mediterranean.

"In this part of the Mediterranean, which is vital for our two countries, energy and security issues are essential. What's at stake is a power struggle in particular of Turkey and Russia which are asserting themselves more and more and in the face of which the EU is still doing too little," Macron said, noting that "it would be a serious mistake to leave [the EU's] security in the Mediterranean in the hands of other actors."

Earlier, Athens announced it set its naval fleet to a state of heightened readiness due to Ankara's decision to conduct seismic surveys within the contested area.

Breaking the News / MD