The Parties recognize that economic development, social development and environmental protection are interdependent. In Chapter 7, they reaffirm their commitment to multilateral environmental and labour agreements and principles and commit to maintaining the level of protection, while recognizing the right of each party to establish its own level of environmental and labour protection. Arbitration procedures shall not apply to this Chapter. The TR collective agreement applies to federal employees in the Translation Group (TR). We are negotiating the agreement with the Department of Finance Canada, which is covered by the Federal Public Sector Relations Act. Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis hopes to win the support of the White House during his visit to the United States and strengthen his hand as part of the Egyptian-Greek delimitation agreement of the EEZ. The EU assured that it would stand by the Greek Cypriot duo on this issue, called on Turkey to act in accordance with the European Neighbourhood Policy and stressed that the text of the treaty should be published. Southern Cyprus, meanwhile, has announced that it will prepare an appeal to the International Court of Justice. However, in accordance with article 59 of the Convention, « the conflict should be resolved on the basis of justice and taking into account all relevant circumstances, taking into account the importance of the interests concerned for the parties and for the international community as a whole ».
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg answered a question about Turkey`s drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean on the way to the NATO summit in London in 2019. « Both Greece and Turkey are valued allies and both contribute to our common security. There are some differences of opinion and I am pleased that there are bilateral contacts trying to address these differences, » Stoltenberg said, adding that NATO was not part of these bilateral discussions. He also said that one of the reasons NATO has succeeded is that it does not participate « in all the difficult issues » of the region. This is an indication that the Greeks are spinning their wheels, if at all. As summarized above, it would be, according to the principle of « non-intervention » against the law, to grant Greece only the maritime areas located near the coast of Turkey (whose coasts are the longest in the Eastern Mediterranean). Turkey won a historic victory with the Libya deal and crossed the so-called EEZ line, which seriously violated the rights of the TRNC and the 533-nautical-mile Anatolian coast in the eastern Mediterranean, to the west. The third critical achievement was the establishment of Libya as Turkey`s maritime neighbor and vice versa by the principle of « creating diagonal lines » due to Turkey`s inclined geographical position on the world map. This situation will allow Turkey (and not Greece) to conclude similar agreements with Egypt and Israel in the future.
There are no such far-reaching agreements between the coastal states of the Eastern Mediterranean. The Greek Cypriot administration of southern Cyprus considers itself the exclusive authority over the island, while Greece, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Israel have declared all EEZs in the eastern Mediterranean. It is important to note, however, that the agreements reached by the EEZ between the EU and the US-backed Greek Cypriot duo and coastal states have no legitimacy due to the illegality of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum, which does not respect the rights of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) protected by international law. . . .