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24.07.2012, 17:40 (CET)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, chaired the EU–Israel Association Council and the Stabilisation and Association Council between the EU and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, which took place in Brussels, today....
24.07.2012, 14:54 (CET)
EU Affairs Ministers discussed the future steps in the negotiations for the seven-year EU budget in Brussels today. The Deputy Minister for EU Affairs, Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis, who chaired the General Affairs Council (GAC) meeting, called for a timely agreement on the issue, while he also briefed his counterparts on the outcome of the bilateral meetings between the Cyprus Presidency and the member states concerning the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) negotiations....
24.07.2012, 14:20 (CET)
EU Ministers of Justice today took a step forward regarding the adoption of the proposed Data Reform Regulation which aims at better protection of citizens’ rights and to boost growth.  During the second and last day of the Informal meeting of Justice and Home Affairs ministers, which was held at the ‘Filoxenia’ Conference Centre in Lefkosia (Nicosia), progress was also made concerning the Proposal for a Directive on the freezing and confiscation of proceeds of crime in the EU....
23.07.2012, 17:58 (CET)
EU Ministers for Justice and Home Affairs discussed the topics of immigration, asylum and cybercrime when they met for the Informal Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council meeting on July 23 in Lefkosia (Nicosia). EU Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs, EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, Members of the European Parliament as well as a number of EU agencies and International Organisations attended the Informal Council meeting on 23 July in Nicosia....
23.07.2012, 17:12 (CET)
The situation in Syria, developments following election results in Libya and “energy and foreign policy” were a few of the issues on the agenda, as EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs met in Brussels today. It was the first Foreign Affairs Council taking place during the Cyprus Presidency and was attended by Cyprus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr....
20.07.2012, 18:39 (CET)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, will preside over the EU–Israel Association Council and the Stabilisation and Association Council between the EU and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, on July 24 in Brussels....
20.07.2012, 17:11 (CET)
EU Research Ministers today, Friday July 20, affirmed their commitment to Euro-Mediterranean cooperation in research and innovation, as well as the readiness of their countries to engage in the preparation of a joint research programme for the Euro-Mediterranean region using article 185 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU....
20.07.2012, 14:34 (CET)
The Third Annual Report on Immigration and Asylum (2011), the situation in Syria, as well as cybercrime and data protection, are some of the topics that will be discussed when the EU Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) meet for the Informal Meeting on the July 23 and 24 in Lefkosia (Nicosia)....
19.07.2012, 18:49 (CET)
The Cyprus Presidency today concluded a first round of bilateral meetings with all Member States concerning the EU budget for 2014-2020. The Deputy Minister for EU Affairs, Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis, highlighted the willingness of everyone involved to cooperate and reiterated the Cyprus Presidency’s target of concluding the negotiations on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) by the end of the year....
19.07.2012, 15:53 (CET)
The EU Competitiveness Ministers agreed today on the need to promote entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial culture as one of the main pillars for the return of Europe to economic growth. Supporting entrepreneurship and especially Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, constitutes one of the main priorities of the Cyprus Presidency and was placed under the microscope of today’s Informal Competitiveness Council (Industry), at the “Filoxenia” Conference Center in Lefkosia (Nicosia)....
19.07.2012, 15:48 (CET)
Collaboration between member states and the European Commission has been strengthened regarding the efficient realisation of the end points mentioned in the Commission’s Joint Plan for Immediate Action on medical devices, in a meeting that took place in Cyprus between July 17 and 19....
19.07.2012, 10:11 (CET)
The Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER II) agreed yesterday on the response of the Council of the EU to the latest amending proposals of the European Parliament (EP) with regard to the Dublin Regulation. The Regulation's adoption could be achieved during the Cyprus Presidency, if the European Parliament and the Council of the EU agree on the technical issues of the legislative act....
18.07.2012, 16:54 (CET)
The Deputy Minister for EU Affairs, Andreas D. Mavroyiannis today called for a solid local and regional partnership to streamline local potential and restore growth dynamics throughout the EU. The Deputy Minister presented the priorities of the Cyprus Presidency to the plenary session of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) in Brussels....
18.07.2012, 13:45 (CET)
The Committee of Permanent Representatives (Coreper II) today approved as an "I" item, a general approach on the outstanding issues in relation to the proposal for a recast of Regulation 44/2001 (the so-called Brussels I Regulation). Brussels I is the cornerstone of judicial cooperation in civil matters and aims at facilitating the recognition and enforcement of judgments throughout the Union....
17.07.2012, 17:56 (CET)
EU Ministers of Transport and Telecommunications reached a common understanding on the future steps for boosting the Connecting Europe Facility and its objectives for growth and economic recovery, through “Intelligent Communications Transport”....
17.07.2012, 14:01 (CET)
Productive discussions took place in today's meeting between the Minister of Justice Mr. Loucas Louca and the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament (EP) in Lefkosia (Nicosia). Improving certain justice policies and practices for the benefit of EU citizens was the focus of attention at the meeting between Cyprus Minister of Justice and Public Order Mr....
17.07.2012, 12:22 (CET)
Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial culture as engines for economic growth, Euro-Mediterranean cooperation in research and innovation and the need for  simplification of the funding models in research programmes, will be the subjects of discussions at the Informal Competitiveness Council to be held at the “Filoxenia” Conference Center in Lefkosia (Nicosia) on the July 19 and 20....
16.07.2012, 20:04 (CET)
A better targeted and more effective Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), through streamlining and simplification, as well as better risk management and viable instruments for responding to exceptional situations and crises, formed the focus of discussions during the first Agriculture and Fisheries Council under the Cyprus Presidency, which took place today in Brussels....
16.07.2012, 15:46 (CET)
On July 26 the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union will organise an event in Brussels bringing together European bloggers. Starting from today those wishing to participate may register for the event. Citizen participation is at the heart of European politics....
14.07.2012, 12:47 (CET)
On July 17, 2012, the EU transport and telecommunications ministers will meet in an Informal Ministerial Meeting in Lefkosia (Nicosia) to discuss how to optimise the use of information and communications technologies for transport. The Cyprus Presidency aims at integrating two central policies, the Digital Agenda for Europe and the EU Transport Policy, thus contributing to economic growth, sustainability and social cohesion....
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