Commission, Greece lost in translation over seizure of Russian ship transferring Iranian oil

Euractiv | Jun 8, 2022 at 9:15 AM
  • The European Commission and Greek authorities cannot answer whether the seizure of the Russian tanker that transported Iranian oil from Greece constitutes a violation of European rules.
  • The court of Chalkida, where Karystos is stationed, accepted the US request and the competent judge approved the transfer of oil from the ship Pegas to two ships of American interests.
  • Asked by EURACTIV Greece whether there was a violation of Council Regulation 2271/96, which protects EU operators from the extra-territorial application of third-country laws, an official from the Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy made it clear that the Coast Guard executes orders and implements court decisions based on international law.