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Climate change and human error shrivel Greek agriculture (John Psaropoulos, Al Jazeera)

The farmers of Ampelonas in central Greece are headed for financial ruin. Last July, as a series of heatwaves struck the country, their electricity was cut off so they couldn’t irrigate their fields. Entire crops were lost.

“From an acre of pear trees, I didn’t collect a single fruit,” said Yiorgos Sakorrafas, president of the local farmers’ union. “Others lost alfalfa. Some harvested greatly reduced yields.”

Climate change and human error shrivel Greek agriculture | Climate Crisis News | Al Jazeera

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Egypt-Greece-Cyprus summit prioritizes energy cooperation (Al Monitor)

Egypt, Greece and Cyprus held a tripartite meeting in Athens Tuesday as the alliance between the Eastern Mediterranean states continues to strengthen.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi participated in the ninth annual summit along with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades. The trio discussed electricity cooperation, energy exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Cyprus’ dispute with Turkey and more, Egypt’s official Middle East News Agency reported.

Egypt-Greece-Cyprus summit prioritizes energy cooperation – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

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Greece pledges to link Egypt to European Union’s energy market (Al Jazeera)

Greece pledged Tuesday to link Egypt to the European Union’s energy market with an undersea cable that would carry electricity across the Mediterranean.

“[Egypt’s] link to Europe will be Greece,” Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said after talks in Athens with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. “We are seeking diversification of energy sources, and Egypt can also become a provider of electricity, which will be produced mainly by the sun.”

Greece pledges to link Egypt to European Union’s energy market | Energy News | Al Jazeera

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Frontex Greece Maritime Security

Frontex testa in Grecia i palloni aerostatici per la sorveglianza marittima (Analisi Difesa)

L’Agenzia europea delle frontiere (FRONTEX) è attualmente nella fase finale del test dei sistemi aerostatici per la sorveglianza marittima in Grecia insieme alle autorità elleniche.  “Durante la prova, gli aerostati hanno pattugliato 24 ore su 24 e 7 giorni su 7 nelle vicinanze di Alexandroupoli e sull’isola di Limnos, a varie altitudini e in diverse condizioni atmosferiche.

Frontex testa in Grecia i palloni aerostatici per la sorveglianza marittima – Analisi Difesa

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Greece Turkey

Greece to boost guards on Turkey border (Euractiv)

Greece’s police minister on Sunday (10 October) said 250 additional guards would be deployed on the country’s land border with Turkey, where thousands of asylum-seekers tried to enter last year.

Greece to boost guards on Turkey border – EURACTIV.com

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Greece and France give European strategic autonomy a shot (Katerina Sokou, Atlantic Council)

Decades from now, historians may agree with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s description of the strategic defense agreement signed last week between France and Greece as “the first step towards a European strategic autonomy.” The deal supports the European defense industry because Greece agreed to buy three warships from the French builder Naval Group—the same firm that lost a contract with Australia as a result of the AUKUS partnership.

Greece and France give European strategic autonomy a shot – Atlantic Council

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Greece

Greece Activists Face Intimidation, Threats, Attacks (Eva Cossé, HRW)

hearing held last week between the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, Mary Lawlor, and human rights defenders in Greece revealed the scale of the hostile environment civil society groups face working on migration in the country.

The nineteen testimonies from the hearing, made public on October 6, show a concerted effort by Greek authorities to delegitimize civil society groups’ work on migration and harass them and their workers through burdensome rules. Their actions raise serious concerns about the groups’ ability to operate in Greece.

Greece Activists Face Intimidation, Threats, Attacks | Human Rights Watch (hrw.org)

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Croatia Greece Romania

Croatia, Greece, Romania illegally pushing refugees back: Report (David Child, Al Jazeera)

Croatia, Greece and Romania have carried out hundreds of illegal refugee pushback operations at the European Union’s external borders since early 2020 as part of a “violent campaign” to deny access to asylum, a new report alleges.

The findings, published on Wednesday by the Amsterdam-based investigative news organisation Lighthouse Reports, reveal that masked security forces and police units in the three EU member states have repeatedly taken coordinated, clandestine action to prevent asylum seekers from crossing their borders.

Croatia, Greece, Romania illegally pushing refugees back: Report | Migration News | Al Jazeera

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Cyprus Greece Turkey

Territorial spats reheat ahead of Turkey-Greece talks (Diego Cupolo, Al-Monitor)

The eastern Mediterranean was once more the site of maritime spats this week as overlapping territorial claims between Turkey, Greece and the Republic of Cyprus fostered renewed tensions in the region.

Territorial spats reheat ahead of Turkey-Greece talks – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

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