The EMGF meeting comes at a pivotal moment as a military confrontation is looming in the Economic Exclusive Zone (EEZ) of Cyprus. Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan has sent several drilling ships to operate in the zone, which is according to maritime law Cypriot, but disputed by Ankara
The East Med region, currently fully on the front pages of the international media due to the ongoing offshore gas discoveries in Egypt, Israel and Cyprus, is undergoing radical change.
The multitude of offshore gas discoveries in the East Mediterranean have attracted regional cooperation & economic relations. However, maritime disputes & power projections of the main parties -Turkey, Greece & Cyprus- could lead to military confrontations