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27.11.2012, 11:19 (CET)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Dr. Erato Kozakou- Marcoullis, visited the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Monday, November 26, in her capacity as chair of the General Affairs Council of the EU on EU enlargement....
27.11.2012, 08:52 (CET)
Aiming to formulate the strategy directives on waters and seas,  the Water Development Department and the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research of the Republic of Cyprus are organising an Informal Meeting of EU Water and Marine Directors....
26.11.2012, 18:51 (CET)
The Deputy Minister for EU Affairs, Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis today represented the EU at the 38th European Economic Area (EEA) Council, on behalf of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Catherine Ashton....
26.11.2012, 17:50 (CET)
EU Ministers of Education and Culture today, Monday November 26, made political advances on ongoing dossiers in their fields, adopting Council Conclusions on literacy, cultural governance, education and training in Europe 2020, as well as reaching a partial general approach on the proposal for a regulation establishing the new ‘Creative Europe’ Programme....
26.11.2012, 15:54 (CET)
Agriculture Ministers of the EU will continue their efforts to achieve a common understanding on the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Regulations, as they meet in Brussels on Wednesday, November 28. The following day, Fisheries Ministers will pursue a political agreement on another important proposal regarding the fishing opportunities....
23.11.2012, 19:24 (CET)
The European Commission presented today, Friday, November 23, a new proposal on the draft annual EU budget for 2013, as stipulated by the Lisbon Treaty, since an agreement was not reached in the Conciliation procedure that ended on Tuesday, November 13....
23.11.2012, 17:57 (CET)
The leaders of the 27 Member States of the EU have issued a joint statement, after the conclusion of the European Council Meeting, which took place on November 22 and 23 in Brussels. The 27 leaders express their belief that an agreement on the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2014-2020 can be reached in the first months of 2013....
23.11.2012, 16:44 (CET)
Cyprus’ Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Marcoullis will visit the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Monday, November 26, in her capacity as chair of the General Affairs Council of the EU, responsible for enlargement. Dr. Marcoullis’ visit to the country is part of her round of visits to EU candidate countries and potential candidates....
23.11.2012, 14:32 (CET)
The challenges and prospects of architectural policies in Europe were addressed at the European Forum of Architectural Policies (EFAP) which took place between November 22 and 23 in Lefkosia (Nicosia).  The conference entitled “Promoting Architectural Quality in public and privately funded projects” was organised by EFAP, under the auspices of the Cyprus Presidency, in cooperation with the Department of Public Works of the Ministry of Communications and Works, the Cyprus Architectural Association and the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber....
23.11.2012, 13:51 (CET)
European Union Ministers for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport are expected to put the political finishing touches to ongoing dossiers in their fields, as they meet in Brussels on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 November.  The Education, Youth, Culture and Sport (EYCS) Council is expected to reach political agreement on a proposal for a recommendation on the validation of non-formal and informal learning and a partial general approach is expected on a regulation for the ‘Creative Europe’ programme....
22.11.2012, 17:15 (CET)
On November 26 and 27, 2012, representatives from EU Member States, stakeholder groups, and the European Commission will gather at the EU Water Blueprint Conference in Lefkosia (Nicosia), to discuss the future of EU water policy. They will predominantly focus on the proposals for action in the “Blueprint to Safeguard Europe's Water Resources”, which was adopted by the Commission on November 14, 2012....
22.11.2012, 16:33 (CET)
Policies which promote equality in all sectors of society can substantially contribute to growth. This was the message from today’s first day of the Equality Summit 2012 (November 22 and 23) on 'Equality for Growth'. The Summit is organised by the Cyprus Presidency and the European Commission, at the Filoxenia Conference Centre in Lefkosia (Nicosia) and will be concluded tomorrow....
22.11.2012, 14:19 (CET)
Cyprus’ Foreign Affairs Minister,  Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis debriefed today, Thursday November 22, the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs (AFET) Committee on the conclusions of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) of November 19....
21.11.2012, 21:11 (CET)
Cyprus’ Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis discussed issues of Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, during her appearance at the European Parliament (EP) Plenary today, Wednesday, November 21 in Strasbourg. She also discussed the Council’s Annual Report to the European Parliament on the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CSDP) with the Members of the EP (MEPs)....
21.11.2012, 18:51 (CET)
The Cyprus Presidency intervened today, November 21, at the European Parliament’s (EP) Plenary on crucial discussions, including the debate on the preparations of tomorrow’s special European Council meeting that will solely address the MFF, possible ways forward with the 2013 annual budget, as well as the upcoming Climate Change Conference, in Doha....
21.11.2012, 18:10 (CET)
Cyprus’ Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, addressed today, Wednesday, November 21, the fifth EU - Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee in Strasbourg. Dr. Marcoullis attended in her capacity as chair of the General Affairs Council of the EU, responsible for enlargement....
21.11.2012, 11:58 (CET)
The EU Heads of State or Government will meet in Brussels on 22 and 23 November at a special European Council meeting, with the aim of agreeing on the next Multiannual Financial Framework for the programming period 2014-2020. Undoubtedly, reaching a political agreement on the budget of the EU for the next 7 years is one of the most important issues on the agenda of the European Union and one of the top priorities of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU....
21.11.2012, 07:10 (CET)
The Cyprus Presidency, represented by Cyprus’ Minister of Justice and Public Order, Mr. Loucas Louca, intervened on Tuesday night, November 20, in the discussion about the World Conference on International Telecommunications of the International Telecommunications Union and on the joint debate for the Schengen Information System, during the European Parliament Plenary in Strasbourg....
20.11.2012, 17:52 (CET)
The two co-legislators, the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament reached an agreement on the proposal for a Regulation on food intended for infants and young children and food for special medical purposes. The new regulation aims to clarify, simplify and improve the legal framework on specific food for vulnerable people, as well as ensuring that the adequate level of information to consumers is provided with appropriate labelling requirements....
20.11.2012, 15:57 (CET)
On Monday November 19, the Member States participating in the enhanced cooperation reached unanimous agreement on the Unitary Patent Package at the meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (Coreper I).  Later in the same evening, an extraordinary meeting of the Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament (JURI), took place in Strasbourg where MEPs expressed overwhelming support for the proposal agreed by Member States....
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