Athens takes plunge on gas exploration, sees hope in Israel-Lebanon deal

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: Cyprus, EastMed, Energy, Israel, Turkey

Last week Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced the initiation of seismic surveys to locate potential natural gas reserves in two offshore blocks southwest of the Peloponnese peninsula and the island of Crete.

"We want to make an opening with Libya as a whole, so that we can finally demarcate maritime zones. (...) And we could explore the possibility of jointly exploiting hydrocarbons located in the area between Greece and Libya," Mitsotakis said in an interv...

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