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Simitis slams SYRIZA ahead of Euro elections

Ahead of May’s European Parliament elections, former socialist prime minister Costas Simitis has lambasted the ruling SYRIZA party as opportunistic and for siding with the right and far-right of the political spectrum to gain power.

Akar issues new warning on Aegean, EastMed

In a warning seen to be directed against Greece and Cyprus, Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar reiterated on Saturday that Ankara will not be excluded from any decision regarding the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean.

EU tackles marine pollution, bans 10 single-use plastic items

In view of dangerously increasing pollution of waters and beaches across its territories, the EU approved this week a law that bans a wide range of single-use plastic items, including straws, cotton buds, cutlery, and plates, by 2021.