Aegean Sea

The Aegean Sea is an elongated embayment of the Mediterranean Sea located between Europe's Balkan peninsula and Asia's Anatolia peninsula. The sea has an area of some 215,000 square kilometres. In the north, the Aegean is connected to the Marmara Sea and the Black Sea by the straits of the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus. The Aegean Islands are located within the sea and some bound it on its southern periphery, including Crete and Rhodes. The sea reaches a maximum depth of 3,544 meters, to the east of Crete. The Thracian Sea and the Myrtoan Sea are subdivisions of the Aegean …

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Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Leaving No Country Behind

UNDP · 23 March 2021 English

This report is published at a time when Asia and the Pacific continue to be strongly affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While the region was already off-track to meeting …

a 7.0 magnitude earthquake originating in the Aegean Sea caused widespread destruction in the Turkish


Pushbacks at the EU's external borders

EPRS · 8 March 2021 English

National human rights institutions, international bodies and civil society organisations regularly report cases of pushbacks at the European Union's land and sea borders.

being involved in pushbacks of migrants in the Aegean Sea, which prompted the Agency to launch an internal rights and legal aspects of operations in the Aegean Sea, prepared by a Frontex Management Board working allegations of pushbacks, in particular in the Aegean Sea but also elsewhere. Following the meeting, MEPs gal-operational-aspects-of-operations-in-the-aegean-sea-GnFaIc https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QaMa


Charting a course through stormy waters: The EU as a maritime security …

EPRS · 25 February 2021 English

of the 17 EU missions and operations are naval military operations: EUNAVFOR Somalia Atalanta in the western part of the Indian Ocean, and EUNAVFOR MED Irini in the central part of the Mediterranean Sea EU Member States also participate in multinational maritime coalitions as well as in NATO's own maritime operation, Sea Guardian, patrolling the entire Mediterranean Sea.

information-sharing agreement with Frontex in the Aegean Sea and co-chairs the SHADE MED forum on a rotational MED and continued information-sharing in the Aegean Sea, it does not address any planned coordination


The European Parliament and Greece's accession to the European Community

EPRS · 29 January 2021 English

Enlargement of the European Communities (EC) to the south represented one of the most profound changes in European politics of the 1980s. It dramatically altered political, economic and social structures …

– already been exacerbated by conflict over Aegean Sea oil deposits in the spring of that year, came


Understanding EU action against migrant smuggling

EPRS · 19 January 2021 English

Around 90 % of those who cross the external European Union (EU) borders illegally do so with the assistance of migrant smugglers. Furthermore, the facilitation of irregular migration is a …

eastern Mediterranean route was in the eastern Aegean Sea and Cyprus. The western Balkan route continued


Search and rescue in the Mediterranean

EPRS · 12 January 2021 English

International law imposes an obligation to render assistance to persons and ships in distress at sea, which must be provided regardless of the persons' nationality or status or the circumstances in which Nevertheless, over the last couple of years, the Mediterranean Sea has also been the backdrop for the largest number of casualties and missing people. EU Member States and EU agencies (Frontex) have also been accused of pushbacks of asylum-seekers and other migrants to the high seas and towards Libya and Turkey.

being involved in pushbacks of migrants in the Aegean Sea, which prompted the agency to launch an internal


Competing Power Schemes over Libya and the Challenge for Europe

FPRI · 16 December 2020 English

This report is part of The Eastern Mediterranean and Regional Security: A Transatlantic Trialogue series. Download the report here In May 2020, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian coined the …

withdraw one of its drilling ship from the Aegean Sea. In mid-October, Pompeo blamed Turkey for inflaming one can doubt that it would engage in the Aegean Sea and confront Turkey beyond maneuvers. Greek


How the French Understand Immigrant Integration and Citizenship

IFRI · 9 December 2020 English

On December 9, 2020 will be celebrated the 115 th anniversary of the 1905 law on French secularism ( laïcité ). On the very same day, a new law project …

million people landed on the shores of the Aegean Sea, passing through Greece to enter Europe. The


Why Turkey Intervened in Libya

FPRI · 7 December 2020 English

This report is part of The Eastern Mediterranean and Regional Security: A Transatlantic Trialogue series. Download Why Turkey Intervened in Libya Download the report here Through a historical analysis of …

issuing maritime claims with regard to the Aegean Sea. Such grievances are arguably a reflection of Turkey’s resentment vis-à- vis Greece about the Aegean Sea, the unresolved Cyprus crisis itself has important


Energy News Monitor, Volume XVII, Issue 20

ORF · 21 November 2020 English

Demand For decades, diesel has underpinned India’s economic growth and the fortunes of its refiners, but the pandemic has caused the nation’s most consumed fuel to lose some of its …

underground gas storage facility in the northern Aegean Sea, the agency (HRADF), which manages the concession


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