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10.07.2012, 19:27 (CET)
The promotion of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, with a focus on the social aspect of the EU and based on the underlying principles of the “Europe 2020” Strategy for solidarity and social cohesion, was highlighted by Cyprus’ Minister of Labour and Social Insurance, Ms....
10.07.2012, 18:35 (CET)
The European Commission presented today the newly adopted Communication on the Smart Cities and Communities Initiative, at a launch conference held in Brussels. The Communication will set a reinforced EU policy framework regarding the energy, transport and ICT sectors, in support of energy efficient, sustainable and low-carbon, urban development....
10.07.2012, 17:48 (CET)
We must put citizens at the heart of EU policies was the message of the Cypriot Minister of Education and Culture Mr. George Demosthenous in today's presentation of the priorities of the Cyprus Presidency, before the Committee of Culture and Education (CULT) of the European Parliament in Brussels....
10.07.2012, 16:13 (CET)
The need to adopt innovative approaches and strategies for enhancing youth employment in the health sector was highlighted during the first day of the Informal Meeting of EU Health Ministers, which took place at the ‘Filoxenia’ Conference Centre in Lefkosia (Nicosia)....
10.07.2012, 15:57 (CET)
The European Union’s Economy and Finance Ministers today exchanged views and adopted a general position on the issue of the “two pack”, two draft regulations on strengthened fiscal surveillance of the euro area. The ministers also discussed the appropriate follow up to the European Council meeting of June 28-29....
10.07.2012, 14:25 (CET)
The Cyprus Presidency will promote issues of particular importance to the daily life of European citizens in the area of justice and security, such as data protection and the support of female crime victims. The Minister of Justice and Public Order, Mr....
10.07.2012, 12:59 (CET)
Migration and asylum issues, the proposed EUROSUR Regulation, the fight against human trafficking and 2013, the European Year of Citizens are some of the issues presented by the Minister of Interior Ms Eleni Mavrou to the Committee of the European Parliament for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)....
10.07.2012, 11:07 (CET)
The issue of organ donation and transplantation is of major importance to Member States and the European Commission, according to the initial discussions from the first morning of the Informal meeting of EU Health Ministers, which started today at the ‘Filoxenia’ Conference Centre in Lefkosia (Nicosia)....
09.07.2012, 15:26 (CET)
The important issues of organ donation and transplantation, as well as cross-border health threats with particular reference to communication strategies in crisis situations, will be at the top of the agenda as the EU’s Health Ministers hold their Informal Meeting under the Cyprus Presidency....
09.07.2012, 12:44 (CET)
From today a total of nine Cyprus ministers will be giving 23 presentations in 16 different European Parliament committees until Thursday. The presentations will be webcast live on the website of the European Parliament. You can find links to the presentations below....
09.07.2012, 09:03 (CET)
The European Union’s Economy and Finance Ministers are expected to shape the Council’s position on the issue of the “two-pack”, two draft regulations on strengthened fiscal surveillance of the euro area, as they meet tomorrow, July 10, in Brussels....
08.07.2012, 14:02 (CET)
The need for adaptation to climate change to be integrated and mainstreamed into all European and national sectoral policies was the key message conveyed at the Informal Meeting of Ministers for Environment and Climate Change of the E.U., which today concluded its works....
07.07.2012, 13:50 (CET)
The improvement in the implementation of EU water policy and its better integration into other policies was highlighted on the first day of the Informal meeting of Ministers for the Environment and Climate Change, which took place at the “Filoxenia Conference Centre”, in Lefkosia (Nicosia)....
07.07.2012, 09:45 (CET)
The belief that the transition to a "green" and inclusive economy, which comprises increasing resource consumption efficiency and promotes sustainable consumption and production patterns, can contribute towards sustainable growth and poverty reduction for countries at all stages of development, was expressed by the Director General of the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance, Mr George Papageorgiou....
06.07.2012, 15:37 (CET)
The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Demetris Christofias, and the President of the European Commission held a joint press conference after the meeting between the Cyprus Government and the College of Commissioners. The President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr Demetris Christofias underlined the need for a collective effort on the part of all EU insitutions in order to tackle the great challenges the Union currently faces....
06.07.2012, 14:29 (CET)
The meeting of EU experts on Climate Change was organized by the Cyprus Presidency (Department of Environment), on 5-6 July in Pafos. This meeting brought together members of the Working Group of the EU Council on International Environmental Issues on Climate Change....
06.07.2012, 12:52 (CET)
President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Demetris Christofias assured that Cyprus will exercise a thoroughly European Presidency, during his intervention at the plenary meeting between the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU and the College of Commissioners, which took place at the 'Filoxenia' Conference Centre today, July 6....
06.07.2012, 10:22 (CET)
The Cyprus Presidency enjoys the full support in Βrussels according to the President of the European Council Mr. Herman Van Rompuy. He added that he expects all the countries in the region to contribute to a serene atmosphere during the Cyprus Presidency, while stressing that the Cyprus Presidency can count on him personally....
05.07.2012, 23:28 (CET)
The inaugural ceremony of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union took place tonight, July 5, at the Curium Amphitheatre, featuring speeches from distinguished guests, followed by a rich cultural programme. In a beautiful setting, with the ancient amphitheatre overlooking the sea, notable European dignitaries wished Cyprus a successful Presidency of the Council of the European Union....
05.07.2012, 19:08 (CET)
The inaugural ceremony of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union is now taking place at the historical setting of Curium. Notable speakers will address the ceremony, which will be attended by about 500 people. The speeches will be uploaded on the Cyprus Presidency website as soon as each speaker concludes his address....
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