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18.12.2012, 14:02 (CET)
The progress achieved during the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU in the areas of immigration and asylum, the European Border Surveillance System, the fight against human trafficking and the European Year of Citizens 2013 are some of the issues presented by Cyprus' Minister of Interior Ms Eleni Mavrou at the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE)....
18.12.2012, 13:34 (CET)
The most important achievements of the Cyprus Presidency under the competences of the International Trade (INTA) and the Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committees of the European Parliament, were presented today to the Committees’ members by the Cypriot Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Mr....
18.12.2012, 13:25 (CET)
The positive results achieved during the Cyprus Presidency towards enhancing justice, security and protection of the rights of the EU citizens were the focus of the presentations by Cyprus’ Minister of Justice and Public Order, Mr. Loucas Louca, before the two relevant Committees of the European Parliament (EP)....
18.12.2012, 11:39 (CET)
Cyprus’ Minister of Finance, Mr. Vassos Shiarly, outlined yesterday evening the Cyprus Presidency’s main achievements relating to economic and financial affairs before the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON)....
18.12.2012, 11:12 (CET)
The fifth meeting of the Accession Conference with Iceland at Ministerial level was held today in Brussels to open negotiations on six chapters in the accession negotiations, adding to three chapters opened earlier this autumn. Chapters were opened on Free Movement of Goods, Taxation, Economic and Monetary Policy, Regional Policy and Coordination of Structural Instruments, Environment and External Relations....
17.12.2012, 19:44 (CET)
The Blueprint to safeguard Europe's Water Resources was the subject of extensive discussions during the Environment and Climate Change Council of the European Union that took place today, Monday December 17, in Brussels.  At this final Environment Council under the Cyprus Presidency, other major items discussed included the Annual Growth Survey for 2013, the proposed new Environment Action Programme as well as a number of issues relating to climate change....
17.12.2012, 17:26 (CET)
As the Cyprus Presidency is drawing to a close, Cyprus’ Deputy Minister for European Affairs, Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis, provided the Committee of Regional Development of the European Parliament (EP) today, December 17, 2012, with a brief overview on the progress achieved during the last six months, in relation to cohesion policy....
17.12.2012, 16:13 (CET)
The Cooperation Council between the European Union (EU) and the Republic of Armenia held its thirteenth meeting on Monday 17 December 2012. The EU was represented by Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, acting as Chair of the Cooperation Council on behalf of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, and Štefan Füle, Commissioner of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy....
17.12.2012, 12:50 (CET)
The Cooperation Council between the European Union (EU) and the Republic of Azerbaijan held its thirteenth meeting on Monday 17 December 2012. The EU was represented by Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, acting as Chair of the Cooperation Council on behalf of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Catherine Ashton, and by Štefan Füle, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy....
17.12.2012, 12:30 (CET)
As the Cyprus Presidency nears its close, Ireland will be assuming the Presidency of the Council of the EU as of January 1. On this occasion, Cyprus’ Deputy Minister for European Affairs, Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis presented today an overview of the Cyprus Presidency’s achievements at a joint press conference in Brussels, along with representatives of the Irish Presidency....
17.12.2012, 09:33 (CET)
With the aim of reaching political agreement on total allowable catches (TACs) and quotas for 2013, the Council will examine proposals for the Atlantic, the North Sea and international waters regulated by Regional Fisheries Management Organizations and on the TACs and associated measures for the fish stocks in the Black Sea targeted by EU fleets....
17.12.2012, 07:56 (CET)
Cyprus’ Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis will represent the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, (HR) Baroness Catherine Ashton in a number of meetings that the EU will hold with third countries, in Brussels, this week....
14.12.2012, 16:56 (CET)
Presidents of the European Council and European Commission paid homage to the work undertaken by the Cyprus Presidency in striking a deal for a Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) that paves the path for a genuine Economic and Monetary Union, as well as for its work on securing agreement on the European patent....
14.12.2012, 13:36 (CET)
On Monday December 17, the European Union’s Environment and Climate Change Ministers will convene in Brussels, to discuss important issues such as the Blueprint to safeguard Europe's Water Resources. Cyprus’ Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Mr....
13.12.2012, 12:46 (CET)
The EU Member States and countries in the Southeastern Mediterranean unanimously adopted a Joint Declaration today, calling for their cooperation to be strengthened on safety and environmental protection from offshore oil and gas activities, while also recognising the important role that the Southeastern Mediterranean region can play in enhancing the energy supply of the EU....
13.12.2012, 12:07 (CET)
Cyprus’ Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis debriefed today, Thursday December 13, the European Parliament’s (EP) Foreign Affairs Committee on the Conclusions of the Foreign Affairs Council meeting of December 10. Dr. Marcoullis attended the EP's Foreign Affairs (AFET) Committee meeting for the last time during the Cyprus Presidency of the EU Council, on behalf of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Catherine Ashton....
13.12.2012, 04:33 (CET)
Under the guidance of the Cyprus Presidency, European Union’s Economy and Finance Ministers today reached a general approach on proposals aiming at the establishment of a Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) for the oversight of credit institutions....
12.12.2012, 22:56 (CET)
Cyprus’ Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, discussed issues of foreign affairs, during her appearance at the European Parliament (EP) Plenary today, December 12, in Strasbourg. Dr. Marcoullis attended the EP Plenary on behalf of the High Representative (HR) of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Catherine Ashton, and discussed issues of human rights, the situation in Egypt and the Israeli government’s decision to expand settlements....
12.12.2012, 15:01 (CET)
Today, December 12, the Committee of Permanent Representatives (Coreper 1) endorsed the political agreement with the European Parliament on two proposals for Regulations, the European Venture Capital Funds Regulation – EuVECA and the European Social Entrepreneurship Funds Regulation – EuSEF....
12.12.2012, 14:16 (CET)
The Cyprus Presidency welcomed today’s European Parliament’s (EP) approval vote of the agreement concerning the 2013 EU budget and the draft amending budget (DAB) n 6 for 2012. The positive EP vote constitutes the final endorsement phase of the agreement, after the Council’s approval on December 6....
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