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Press Release - The programme of the inaugural ceremony at Curium is online
04.07.2012, 16:56 (CET)

On Thursday, July 5, all eyes will be on Curium as it welcomes distinguished European guests for the inaugural ceremony of the Cyprus EU Presidency.

In the beginning of the ceremony, the outgoing president of the Council of the EU and current Prime Minister of Denmark, Mrs. Helle Thorning-Schmidt will give an overview of the Danish EU Presidency and will subsequently hand over the EU Presidency reins to the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Demetris Christofias.

Notable guests include the President of the European Council, Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Commission, Mr. José Manuel Barroso and the Vice President of the European Parliament, Mrs. Anni Podimata, who will attend on behalf of the President of the European Parliament Mr. Martin Schulz.

The audience will number just over 500 and will include ministers from the presidency trio partners Poland and Denmark, the College of Commissioners and local dignitaries.

While the ceremony and its cultural programme have remained closely guarded secrets from the public, the event will be broadcast live on television. The live transmission of the ceremony will be made by the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC), who is the Host Broadcaster of the Cyprus EU Presidency.

The event will also be transmitted live on this website, while EBU will be broadcasting part of the event.

Presidency Spokesperson in Cyprus
Costas Yennaris



Email: cyennaris@cy2012eu.gov.cy
Mobile: +357 99400234

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