48019 - The EEZ as a tool of strategy

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Athina Kehagias

Through the Eastern Mediterranean and natural gas reserve discoveries, the energean chessboard has upgraded strategy.
Because the countries situated in the region know that they have a more important role to play hereon
This means that countries that do not have direct or indirect access to the region will not be able to influence Eastern Mediterranean data as they did so in the past.
Consequently, we have simultaneously the upgrading of Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, Israel because they are direct players but additionally America, France and Italy as indirect players.
Whereas Turkey and Germany have a very limited role since they are restricted to scarce manoeuvrability.
In this context, Libya’s dynamics comes to enhance the active players.
And it’s for that reason that Greece’s initiative in regards to the Haftar case is very substantial and not merely symbolic.
In other words, the EEZ is increasingly presented as a strategic tool and not merely as an issue for experts.
Because beyond their geo-economic character, they affect geopolitics, as well as geostrategy, because they already obtain topostrategic characteristics, with the prospect of them being modified into chronostrategic elements due to profundity.