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EU 28 decided to task RELEX working group to expedite the sanctions' list compilation on Turkey's illegal drilling
CNA - Athanasios Athanasiou - Belgium/Brussels 20/01/2020 18:05

The EU 28 Foreign Affairs Ministers decided to task RELEX, the relevant Council Working Group, to expedite the compilation of the list of persons and entities subject to the EU sanctions concerning Turkey`s the illegal drilling operations in the eastern Mediterranean. 

Μore specifically the High Representative stated the following: "In light of the new Turkish illegal drilling in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus, the Council invites the relevant Working Party to expedite and finalize its work as regards the listings of natural persons and entities involved in the aforesaid illegal activities”. 

The High Representative presided over the regular FAC meeting and informed the Press in Brussels that the discussion was concluded without decisions but with appropriate preparations for the next steps of the EU in parallel with the implementation


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