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12.10.2012, 16:35 (CET)
Τhe Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union is very pleased that the EU was awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. It is a great honour for the European Union to receive this prize. The award is a timely recognition of the EU’s achievements over sixty years in promoting peace and reconciliation, democracy, human rights and the rule of law....
12.10.2012, 16:34 (CET)
The need to work for further progress in attaining a Single European Sky for the European Union was highlighted today during a high-level Aviation Summit in Lemesos (Limassol) which took place between October 11 and 12. Representatives from the entire Air Transport Management community attended the “Single European Sky: the time for action” summit, which was co-organised by the European Commission and the Cyprus Presidency....
12.10.2012, 12:54 (CET)
It is a busy week ahead for Minister Marcoullis and the Cyprus EU Presidency, as she will participate in the upcoming Foreign Affairs (FAC) and Foreign Affairs/Development Council on October 15 in Luxembourg. Dr. Marcoullis is also set to preside over a number of Political Dialogue and Association Council meetings with third countries on behalf of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Catherine Ashton....
11.10.2012, 17:40 (CET)
Today’s Competitiveness Council (Industry) unanimously adopted conclusions on Key Enabling Technologies (cutting-edge technologies) and the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials. During this second day of the meeting in Luxemburg, the EU’s Competitiveness Ministers also exchanged views on the European Industrial Policy, reviewed the state of play of the Single Market Act and adopted a resolution on the European Consumer Agenda....
10.10.2012, 17:58 (CET)
Representatives from the entire Air Transport Management community are expected in Cyprus this week, for a high level Aviation Summit, which will take place on October 11 and 12 at the Grand Resort Hotel, in Lemesos (Limassol). The summit, titled “Single European Sky:  the time for action” is co-organised by the European Commission and the Cyprus Presidency and looks to provide the appropriate forum for a strategic discussion concerning future steps and progress in the field of European air traffic control....
10.10.2012, 15:36 (CET)
The Committee of Permanent Representatives (Coreper II) endorsed today the text of the negotiating mandate of the Council for the EURODAC regulation, concerning the database storage of asylum seekers’ fingerprints. The relevant regulation (EURODAC), is expected to be discussed through   trialogues between the Council of the EU, the European Commission and the European Parliament....
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....
09.10.2012, 16:33 (CET)
Consensus in two of the legislative proposals of Horizon 2020 and the adoption of both Council conclusions on Key Enabling Technologies and the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials, as well as a resolution on the European Consumer Agenda, are among the expected outcomes of discussions at the Competitiveness Council to be held in Luxembourg, on the 10th and 11th of October....
09.10.2012, 15:08 (CET)
The developments in the field of data protection were discussed during the European Parliament’s (EP) Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) meeting, which was attended by Cyprus’ Justice and Public Order Minister, Mr....
09.10.2012, 14:39 (CET)
The European Union’s Economy and Finance Ministers today took stock of developments with regard to the introduction of a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) in a limited number of Member States via the process of enhanced cooperation. During the October 9 ECOFIN Council in Luxembourg, ministers also held an exchange of views on the way forward regarding the European Semester, the Capital Requirements Directive IV (CRD IV) package and EU participation in international fora....
08.10.2012, 17:40 (CET)
Cyprus’s Minister of Interior stressed the need that the new Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for the period 2014-2020 should reflect reality, during her speech at the European Parliament on the occasion of the opening of the Open Days 2012....
08.10.2012, 13:59 (CET)
The European Union’s Economy and Finance Ministers will discuss the way forward on a number of ongoing financial and economic issues as they meet in Luxembourg on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. The ECOFIN Council will examine ways of improving the European Semester process and exchange views on Financial Transaction Tax, as well as finalising European interventions in upcoming international meetings....
08.10.2012, 13:08 (CET)
The ‘Limassol Declaration’ on the Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) of the European Union will stand out in history, President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Demetris Christofias said today, speaking at a joint press conference with the President of the European Commision Mr....
08.10.2012, 11:39 (CET)
EU Ministers responsible for maritime affairs agreed and adopted yesterday a political declaration which looks to re-energise the EU’s Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP), five years after its initial launching in Lisbon. The Limassol Declaration was presented today, Monday, October 8 at a special ceremony in Limassol by Cyprus’ Communications and Works Minister, Mr....
08.10.2012, 09:22 (CET)
The Cyprus Presidency has set the promotion of the EU’s Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) as a strategic priority in the European Union, the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr Demetris Christofias said today, pointing out that the EU should develop cooperation with third countries with which the Union shares the same sea basin....
07.10.2012, 15:22 (CET)
The Cinquantenaire Park in Brussels was bustling with life this Sunday morning, the 7th of October, filled with people getting ready to run the challenging Brussels Marathon. Almost 300 of the participants, coming from nearly all member states, but also from other continents, the youngest being 17 months old, wore the official colors of the Cyprus Presidency....
05.10.2012, 17:30 (CET)
EU Ministers responsible for maritime affairs are expected to agree and adopt a political declaration that looks to provide a new impetus to the EU’s Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP), during their two-day informal meeting in Cyprus on October 7 and 8....
05.10.2012, 13:20 (CET)
"Education could eliminate the consequences of the economic crisis, reducing the long-term impact of the crisis on growth and help to achieve a more robust growth after it; therefore it makes sense to increase investment in education at a time of recession" emphasised Cypriot Nobel laureate Professor of Economics, Christopher Pissarides, during the informal meeting of Ministers of Education held in Nicosia on 4 and 5 October....
05.10.2012, 12:06 (CET)
Minister of Interior, Ms Eleni Mavrou, will give a keynote address, on behalf of the Cyprus Presidency, in the European Parliament at the opening of the OPEN DAYS 2012, which celebrates the European Week of Regions and Cities. The week will include more than 100 events and is expected to attract an audience of 6,000 local and regional stakeholders....
04.10.2012, 18:22 (CET)
The Council of the European Union today took a great step in ensuring fundamental protection to victims across the EU by adopting, as an ‘A’ point, the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime....
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