Exclusive: Schulz slams Turkey as Cyprus drills for gas

‘Diversification of energy supply is a co-element of EU energy strategy’






Martin Schulz, leader of the Socialists & Democrats (S&D) group in the European Parliament, told New Europe on 27 September that a potential major discovery south of Cyprus could help boost EU energy security.

Despite Turkish objections, the US company Noble Energy began drilling offshore on behalf of Cyprus in an area named Block 12, south of the island.

Asked if it would decrease reliance on Russia, Schulz said in an interview at the European Parliament in Stras...


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