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20.09.2012, 17:38 (CET)
A joint declaration aimed at addressing the scourge of match-fixing was adopted today in Lefkosia (Nicosia) at the EU Sports Forum by the Cyprus Presidency, the European Commission and the participants of the Forum. The declaration builds on the Conclusions adopted by sports ministers during the November 2011 Council meeting under the Polish Presidency and constitutes the culmination of a cooperation effort between the Cyprus Presidency and the European Commission with the EU Sports Forum delegates....
19.09.2012, 17:00 (CET)
The Defence Minister of Cyprus, Mr. Demetris Eliades called on Member States to enhance their cooperation in the field of defence in order to achieve their common goals of peace, security and growth. Mr. Eliades was speaking before a high level seminar in Brussels today, which examined innovative ways, such as pooling and consolidating demand, in which Member States can collaborate in using their declining defence budgets more efficiently....
19.09.2012, 12:25 (CET)
The Cyprus Presidency welcomes today’s development in the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) Committee of the European Parliament in relation to the Dublin II Regulation. LIBE gave today, in an orientation vote, a clear indication that the compromise reached in the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER II) on the 18th of July regarding the political part of the Dublin Regulation is acceptable....
19.09.2012, 11:48 (CET)
Cyprus will be at the heart of European Sport between September 19 and 21, with the important sporting issues of match-fixing, doping, active ageing, the European Social Dialogue and the development of principles of good governance in sport, at the forefront....
18.09.2012, 20:25 (CET)
The Deputy Minister to the President for European Affairs, Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis and two Cypriot Members of the European Parliament, Mr. Ioannis Kasoulides and Mr. Takis Hadjigeorgiou opened the Cyprus Presidency Reception of the 'The Parliament' magazine today in Brussels....
18.09.2012, 15:52 (CET)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis paid an official visit to Iceland on September 17, in her capacity as chair of the General Affairs Council of the EU, responsible for enlargement. The main issue discussed during her meetings was Iceland's accession process....
18.09.2012, 14:22 (CET)
The Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the EU Ambassador George Zodiates signed on 18 September 2012 at an official ceremony in Brussels, the Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial contribution provided for in the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and Greenland....
17.09.2012, 16:45 (CET)
The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Demetris Christofias, departs tomorrow for Brussels. In his capacity as the President of the Council of the EU he will attend an informal meeting during a working lunch with Mr. Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Mr....
17.09.2012, 15:50 (CET)
An update on the progress regarding the proposed regulation for the Trans-European Energy Infrastructure, followed by an orientation debate on some of its important aspects, concluded today’s Informal Meeting of Energy Ministers, at the ‘Filoxenia’ Conference Center in Lefkosia (Nicosia)....
17.09.2012, 12:31 (CET)
EU Energy Ministers today confirmed the commitment of Member States towards achieving their national objectives for promoting Renewable Energy Sources (RES) by 2020 and agreed on the need for continuity in political decisions beyond 2020, with a view to 2050....
15.09.2012, 13:44 (CET)
The EU’s Economy and Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors discussed the reform of the financial sector, focusing on the creation of a Banking Union and in particular the establishment of a Single Supervisory Mechanism as well as the strengthening of the shadow banking sector, during their Informal Meeting in Cyprus....
14.09.2012, 15:10 (CET)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Dr. Εrato Kozakou- Marcoullis will visit Iceland on Sunday September 16, to discuss the country’s European perspective. Dr. Marcoullis, in her capacity as chair of the General Affairs Council of the European Union, responsible for enlargement, will hold meetings with Icelandic officials with whom she will extensively discuss the country’s EU accession process....
14.09.2012, 10:40 (CET)
The Cyprus Presidency welcomes the decision of the Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament yesterday to resume work on five legislative proposals by the European Commission in the field of Justice and Home Affairs. The decision allows the negotiations between the European Parliament and the Council to continue on the five dossiers....
14.09.2012, 08:27 (CET)
Renewable energy sources and Trans-European Energy Infrastructure will come under examination at the Informal TTE (Energy) Council to be held at the 'Filoxenia' Conference Center in Lefkosia (Nicosia), on Monday September 17. The Informal Meeting will be hosted by the Cypriot Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Mr....
13.09.2012, 16:08 (CET)
The European Court of Auditors has an important role to play in supporting the vision “of a Better Europe” according to the Deputy Minister for European Affairs, Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis. The Deputy Minister was speaking at a presentation of the Cyprus Presidency’s objectives and priorities at the European Court of Auditors in Luxembourg....
13.09.2012, 12:33 (CET)
The participation of youth organisations and young people in the decision-making process is crucial to the functioning of inclusive and democratic societies, according to the conclusions of the EU Youth Conference. The Conference, that took place in Cyprus between September 11 and 13, adopted Joint Recommendations which derived from consultations and discussions among young people and policy makers on the issue of youth participation in and social inclusion with emphasis on young people with migrant backgrounds....
13.09.2012, 08:30 (CET)
Issues related to the reform of the financial sector, such as the creation of a banking union and especially the establishment of a Single Supervisory Mechanism, as well as shadow banking, will be at the core of discussions as the EU’s Economy and Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meet in Cyprus....
12.09.2012, 15:05 (CET)
The Deputy Minister for European Affairs, Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis called on the EU to seize the opportunity presented by the difficulties of the financial crisis to realise the true potential of the Union. The Deputy Minister was speaking before the morning session of the European Parliament’s plenary in Strasbourg on behalf of the Council of the EU, following the State of the Union address by the President of the European Commission, Mr....
11.09.2012, 17:38 (CET)
During today’s afternoon session of the European Parliament plenary, Cyprus’ Deputy Minister for European Affairs, Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis, presented the position of the Council of the European Union on the draft general budget for the financial year 2013....
11.09.2012, 13:47 (CET)
The Ministers of Agriculture of the EU confirmed their strong commitment to the necessity for the promoting of measures through the new Common Agricultural Policy to adapt to climate change. Water scarcity and land abandonment linked to adverse climate conditions were in the centre of the discussion at the Informal Agriculture Council which was held on the 11th of September 2012 in Nicosia....
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