World, As Seen from the most beautiful islands: Ireland and Cyprus

Gas under the seabed of Cyprus: is it a blessing or a curse for the divided island?

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Under the seabed in Cyprus is gas. And the government in Nicosia and the energy companies are well aware of this, especially now that Europe wants to become less dependent on Russian gas.

But is it all as simple as it seems? Because Cyprus is still a divided island with the Republic of Cyprus and the northern Turkish part. The question is whether large investments in wells, terminals and pipelines in such a geopolitical wasp nest stand a chance.

Von der Leyen said the EU is exploring how to expand energy cooperation with Israel. The construction of a gas pipeline and electricity cable across the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea is envisaged. They would then have to go via Cyprus to Greece. “The Kremlin used our dependence on fossil fuels from Russia to blackmail us,” Von der Leyen said. “But that only strengthens us in our decision to detach ourselves from it.”

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World, As Seen from the most beautiful islands: Ireland and Cyprus

From Trinity st. to Limassol, Cyprus

Ireland and Cyprus have one thing in common. The most beautiful islands are divided. Even proportions are strikingly similar. Both nations strive for unity and a good glass of the news.

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