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Press Release - The opening ceremony has commenced
05.07.2012, 19:08 (CET)
The inaugural ceremony of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union is now taking place at the historical setting of Curium.

Notable speakers will address the ceremony, which will be attended by about 500 people. The speeches will be uploaded on the Cyprus Presidency website as soon as each speaker concludes his address. Please refresh this webpage continuously to access the full texts of the speeches in English and Greek as they are delivered.

The Programme

The speeches will follow the programme outlined below:

20:05: Address by Mrs. Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minister of Denmark

20:11: Address by Mr. Demetris Christofias, President of the Republic of Cyprus

20:19: Address by Mr. José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission20:22

20:26: Address by Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council

20:34: Address by Mrs. Anni Podimata, Vice-President of the European Parliament, on behalf of Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament.

The ceremony will be concluded with an artistic performance and a short concert.