“Regardless of how the new relationship between the US and the EU will look like, especially when it comes to security, the European Union looks determined to increase its ‘strategic autonomy’. Autonomy with the European Union strategically absent from its direct periphery, and particularly the Eastern Mediterranean, is not possible. The EU is absent while fully aware that there is a dangerous security gap in the region and the threat of an explosive episode,” writes Panayiotis Ioakimidis in his article for newspaper Ta Nea.

Read the article in Greek here.