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14.07.2012, 09:31 (CET)
The Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) reform will be the focal point of the first Agriculture and Fisheries Council, which will be held in Brussels on July 16. The ministers will give special attention to the draft Rural Development Regulation and the draft Regulation on the Common Organisation of the markets in agricultural products....
13.07.2012, 15:33 (CET)
The Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER II) this week took a positive step towards the completion of the second phase of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) by the end of the year. Building on the work of its Trio Presidency partners Poland and Denmark, the Cyprus Presidency concluded an agreement on one of the four legislative acts that must be adopted for the CEAS....
13.07.2012, 12:44 (CET)
EU Ministers of Employment and Social Policy discussed the participatory processes and the involvement of the Social Partners, Non-Governmental Organisations and local authorities in the implementation of the “Europe 2020” Strategy, concentrating on boosting Europe’s employment, fighting poverty and social exclusion....
12.07.2012, 19:12 (CET)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Dr Erato Kozakou – Marcoullis visited Montenegro on July 12, 2012. Dr. Marcoullis' visit comes after her visit to Serbia, in her capacity as Foreign Affairs Minister of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU....
12.07.2012, 18:45 (CET)
“The way out of the crisis is through growth enhancing policies and investment in research and innovation”. This is what the Cyprus Minister of Health Dr. Stavros Malas, responsible for the research portfolio of the Cyprus Presidency, highlighted in his presentation to the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) of the European Parliament, today, July 12, in Brussels....
12.07.2012, 13:44 (CET)
The Cyprus Presidency is committed to continue the close cooperation with the European Parliament (EP), according to the Deputy Minister for EU Affairs, Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis. Speaking in Brussels during a two day appearance before the EP Committees of Regional Development (REGI) and Constitutional Affairs (AFCO), the Deputy Minister also noted that a newly reformed and efficient Cohesion Policy will constitute a key tool for growth across the EU....
11.07.2012, 21:03 (CET)
The Cypriot Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Mr. Sofoclis Aletraris, presented on July 10 and 11, the Cyprus Presidency Priorities at the Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI), Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) and Fisheries (PECH) committees of the European Parliament....
11.07.2012, 19:47 (CET)
The Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) is a top priority for the Cyprus Presidency. For the conclusion of its negotiations by the end of 2012, it will require a swift cooperation with all actors involved. The issues at stake and the plans of the Cyprus Presidency for this important file were analysed in Brussels today, at a discussion hosted by the Fondation Robert Schuman and co-organised with the Cyprus Presidency....
11.07.2012, 19:32 (CET)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Dr Erato Kozakou−Marcoullis visited Serbia on July 11, 2012.  Dr. Marcoullis’ visit to Serbia constitutes the first visit of the Minister in her capacity as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU....
11.07.2012, 18:04 (CET)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Dr Erato Kozakou−Marcoullis will pay a visit to Montenegro on July 12, 2012. As Minister of Foreign Affairs of the rotating presidency of Council of the EU, Dr Marcoullis will hold extensive talks with Montenegrin officials concerning the country’s European perspective, in light of the recent decision of the Council of the EU to open accession negations with Montenegro....
11.07.2012, 17:10 (CET)
Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Mr. Neoklis Sylikiotis, who is also responsible for the energy portfolio, presented in Brussels, over the past two days, his ministry’s priorities during the Cyprus Presidency at the Legal Affairs (JURI), Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and International Trade (INTA) committees of the European Parliament....
11.07.2012, 16:23 (CET)
The belief that the Cyprus Presidency can help the EU tackle the economic crisis and growing unemployment rates through the development and adoption of integrated policies was outlined today by the Minister of Communications and Works Mr Efthymios Flourentzou....
11.07.2012, 16:07 (CET)
The Deputy Minister for EU Affairs, Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis today called for a collective effort and the contribution of all EU institutions and social partners in fulfilling the vision of the Cyprus Presidency in placing the citizens back at the forefront of EU policy....
11.07.2012, 14:29 (CET)
The Cyprus EU Presidency will facilitate discussions regarding the involvement of the social partners, Non-Governmental Organisations and local authorities in the implementation of the “Europe 2020” Strategy on issues related to employment, poverty and social exclusion targets....
11.07.2012, 14:05 (CET)
After intensive negotiations between the Council, the Commission and the European Parliament, the Cyprus Presidency announced that an agreement was reached during the 2nd Trialogue meeting that took place today, the 11th of July 2012, on establishing the European Year of Citizens 2013....
11.07.2012, 13:31 (CET)
Today the Permanent Representatives Committee (COREPER II), approved a compromise text on the marketing and use of explosives precursors. The proposed Regulation is now subject to approval by the plenary of the European Parliament and subsequently by Council....
11.07.2012, 13:22 (CET)
EU Health Ministers identified the need to strengthen coordination mechanisms for correct and timely communication and risk assessment at the onset of a crisis relating to cross-border health threats, during discussions on the second and final day of their Informal meeting in Cyprus....
11.07.2012, 11:53 (CET)
Today the Permanent Representatives Committee (COREPER) endorsed the Council's draft position on the 2013 EU budget, confirming herewith the technical agreement reached last week in the Budget Committee on the basis of a compromise text by the Cyprus Presidency....
10.07.2012, 21:30 (CET)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Dr Erato Kozakou − Marcoullis will pay an official visit to Serbia on 11 July 2012.  Dr. Marcoullis’ visit to Serbia constitutes the first visit of the minister in her capacity as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the EU member state that holds the six month long Presidency of the Council of the European Union....
10.07.2012, 19:43 (CET)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, appeared before the European Parliament committees of Foreign Affairs (AFET) and Development (DEVE), on Tuesday July 10, 2012. Dr. Marcoullis presented the priorities of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU in the fields of Enlargement and Humanitarian Aid, respectively, and answering questions by several Members of the European Parliament....
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