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10.12.2012, 17:23 (CET)
“The European Year 2012 formed a solid basis for policy making and demonstrated a strong political commitment, as well as raising awareness on the importance of promoting active ageing and solidarity between generations through employment, social participation and independent living”, stated the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr....
07.12.2012, 15:18 (CET)
EU Health Ministers today, December 7, adopted Conclusions on organs donation and transplantation and healthy ageing across the lifecycle. Furthermore, during the second day of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO) Council in Brussels, chaired by Cyprus’ Health Minister Dr Androulla Agrotou, the ministers agreed to a general approach on aligning the existing Commission implementing powers for the five vertical directives on foodstuffs, the so-called ‘breakfast directives’....
06.12.2012, 18:15 (CET)
The European Union’s Employment and Social Policy Ministers held an orientation debate on a proposed Directive intended to improve implementation and enforcement of the Directive concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services, during their Council meeting today, December 6, in Brussels....
06.12.2012, 11:20 (CET)
The European population is growing older. In 2010, there were more than 87 million people aged 65 and over in the EU, some 17.4 per cent of the total population, compared to less than 13 per cent in January 1985. Allowing people to stay active as they grow older and to continue contributing to society is key to tackling the challenge that the process of demographic ageing poses....
05.12.2012, 16:30 (CET)
The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Demetris Christofias, expressed his full support for the European Platform against poverty and social exclusion to act as a forum for consultation on the forthcoming Social Investment Package of the European Commission, in a speech delivered today, December 5....
05.12.2012, 12:43 (CET)
Particularly important health issues for European citizens, such as serious cross-border threats to health, healthy ageing and organ donation and transplantation will be addressed by EU Ministers of Health, during the second day of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO) Council in Brussels, on Friday, December 7, 2012....
04.12.2012, 12:13 (CET)
An orientation debate on the proposal for the enforcement of the Directive concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services, as well as an exchange of views with regard to the governance of the “Europe 2020” Strategy, are the main topics on the agenda as the Employment and Social Policy Ministers meet in the EPSCO Council in Brussels on Thursday, December 6 2012....
22.11.2012, 16:33 (CET)
Policies which promote equality in all sectors of society can substantially contribute to growth. This was the message from today’s first day of the Equality Summit 2012 (November 22 and 23) on 'Equality for Growth'. The Summit is organised by the Cyprus Presidency and the European Commission, at the Filoxenia Conference Centre in Lefkosia (Nicosia) and will be concluded tomorrow....
20.11.2012, 17:52 (CET)
The two co-legislators, the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament reached an agreement on the proposal for a Regulation on food intended for infants and young children and food for special medical purposes. The new regulation aims to clarify, simplify and improve the legal framework on specific food for vulnerable people, as well as ensuring that the adequate level of information to consumers is provided with appropriate labelling requirements....
30.10.2012, 13:03 (CET)
Eliminating the gender pay gap is a prerequisite for sustainable and inclusive development, which is a core objective of the European Union’s ‘Europe 2020’ Strategy. This was the main message arising from the two-day Conference under the auspices of the Cyprus Presidency for Tackling the gender pay gap....
24.10.2012, 18:32 (CET)
The EU needs a structure for coordination and decision-making in order to ensure that Human Biomonitoring (HBM) can be an effective preventive tool in protecting public health, while governments can use HBM measurements to improve EU and national legislation....
23.10.2012, 15:15 (CET)
The necessity of enhancing the role of Public Employment Services, cooperation between the public sector, social partner organisations, local authorities and civil society, as well as involving young people in the development of employment policies, were the most important conclusions from the Conference of Youth Employment....
19.10.2012, 15:59 (CET)
The implementation of a holistic policy, including a range of interventions related to promoting children’s well-being and reducing child poverty and social exclusion should be a priority for Member States, particularly in times of economic crisis where the risk of child poverty and social exclusion is high in several Member States....
18.10.2012, 13:31 (CET)
Leadership and worker participation for improving occupational health and safety at work was the main topic on the agenda in discussions facilitated by the Cyprus Presidency during a Conference on Health and Safety at Work.  The Conference was organised by the Department of Labour Inspection, in cooperation with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, and was held at the ‘Filoxenia’ Conference Centre, in Lefkosia (Nicosia) on October 18, 2012....
13.10.2012, 14:40 (CET)
The need for an open innovation strategy for healthcare covering the pillars of Personalised Medicine, Preventive Health and Wellness, e-health, Education and Training, Nutrition and Healthcare and Building and Ecosystem was highlighted at the Conference organised by the Cyprus EU Presidency....
10.10.2012, 13:32 (CET)
Best practices and ideas for innovative approaches for the provision of quality health care at the lowest cost were exchanged and discussed during a joint meeting between the Chief Medical, Nursing and Dental Officers of EU Member States that took place between October 9-10 in the framework of the Cyprus Presidency....
04.10.2012, 17:25 (CET)
In October 2010, Mr. Christopher Pissarides became the first ever Cypriot to win the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, commonly referred to as the Nobel Prize in Economics. He was awarded the prestigious prize for his work on the economics of unemployment, especially job flows and the effects of being out of work....
04.10.2012, 14:41 (CET)
The European Union’s Employment and Social Policy Ministers today, October 4, reached a general approach on the proposal of the EU Electromagnetic Field Directive on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from electromagnetic fields, in their Council meeting in Brussels....
02.10.2012, 15:21 (CET)
The Employment and Social Policy Council (EPSCO) will aim to reach a general approach on the proposal of an EU Directive on the exposure of workers to the risks arising from the electromagnetic fields, in its meeting in Luxembourg on Thursday, October 4....
26.09.2012, 13:32 (CET)
The protection of people and the environment in case of major accidents involving dangerous substances was the main topic on the agenda in discussions facilitated by the Cyprus Presidency during a meeting of the Experts Group of the Competent Authorities for implementation of the Seveso II Directive....
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