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20.11.2012, 15:23 (CET)
The Cyprus Presidency welcomes the adoption of the proposal for a recast of Regulation 44/2011; the so-called ‘Brussels I Regulation’, by the European Parliament,  during its Plenary Session today, Tuesday, November 20. The ‘Brussels I Regulation’ is the cornerstone of judicial cooperation in civil matters and aims at facilitating cross-border litigation and the recognition and enforcement of judgments throughout the European Union....
20.11.2012, 14:48 (CET)
The Cyprus Presidency, through its Justice and Public Order Minister, Mr. Loucas Louca, intervened during the second day of the European Parliament’s (EP) Plenary session which took place today, Tuesday, November 20 in Strasbourg. The Cypriot Minister intervened in the discussions concerning the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), stressing that an integrated financial framework needed to be put in place, where the EU’s banking sector would be strengthened....
20.11.2012, 14:10 (CET)
The EU and the Council of Europe met today, Tuesday, November 20 in Strasbourg, in the framework of the political dialogue meetings held regularly at high level to exchange views on important issues for both institutions.Cyprus’ Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr....
20.11.2012, 13:06 (CET)
The special European Council meeting on Thursday and Friday, 22 -23 November, which will address the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) of the Union for the period 2014-2020, was at the centre of discussions during the General Affairs Council (GAC) which took place in Brussels, today, November 20....
20.11.2012, 10:57 (CET)
The General Affairs Council (GAC), meeting in Brussels today, November 20, agreed on a partial general approach on two important issues of the Cohesion Policy legislative package for the period 2014-2020; the Common Strategic Framework and Financial Management....
19.11.2012, 19:41 (CET)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis participated today in the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) meeting chaired by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton (HR)....
19.11.2012, 17:05 (CET)
Cyprus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis represented the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton in the EU – Tunisia Association Council held today, November 19, in Brussels....
19.11.2012, 11:28 (CET)
The Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), preparations for the special European Council meeting on Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), the Budget for 2013 and other key issues concerning the EU will be discussed during the European Parliament’s Plenary Session taking place between November 19 and 22....
19.11.2012, 09:05 (CET)
This week, all eyes turn to the special European Council taking place on November 22-23, which will solely address the European Union’s future Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for the period 2014-2020.  The meeting will be prepared by the General Affairs Council (GAC) that convenes in Brussels on Tuesday, November 20, on the basis of draft conclusions published on November 13, by the President of the European Council, Mr....
19.11.2012, 07:52 (CET)
The role of local and regional authorities and communities in shaping and implementing policies on integration of immigrants will be the focus of an expert conference which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 20, in Lefkosia (Nicosia). The conference is organised by the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU and will be attended by representatives of EU institutions, governmental representatives from the Network of the National Contact Points on Integration, officials from European cities local and regional authorities, representatives from civil society, experts and researchers and other stakeholders....
16.11.2012, 15:46 (CET)
The great potential of space research for the future of the EU and its citizens was reiterated at a two-day space conference which took place between November 15 and 16 in Larnaca. The Second Framework Programme 7 (2nd FP7) Space Conference, entitled “Let’s embrace Space”, was organised by the European Commission under the auspices of the Cyprus Presidency....
16.11.2012, 13:28 (CET)
Cyprus' Minister of Foreign Affairs Marcoullis will be representing the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (HR), Catherine Ashton in a number of meetings in Brussels and Strasbourg during the upcoming week. On November 19, in the margins of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) meeting, Minister Marcoullis will preside over the EU Association Council with Tunisia in Brussels....
16.11.2012, 12:34 (CET)
Cyprus' Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis and Minister of Defence Mr. Demetris Eliades, will participate in the upcoming Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) and FAC/Defence Ministers meeting, to be held in Brussels on November 19....
16.11.2012, 12:07 (CET)
The ways to help Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) ‘Go for Growth’ were discussed during the 1st SME Assembly, held at the “Filoxenia” Conference Centre in Lefkosia (Nicosia). The two-day conference, which ended today, was co-organized by the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU and the European Commission, and brought together representatives of European SMEs, business organizations, national and regional government, academia and the media....
14.11.2012, 17:06 (CET)
The workshop “Best practices on the assistance of volunteers in Civil Protection and Humanitarian Interventions”, which will take place at ‘Filoxenia’ Conference Center, in Nicosia, on 15-16 November 2012, aims to strengthen volunteerism....
13.11.2012, 22:10 (CET)
Despite the strenuous efforts of the Cyprus Presidency to find a consensus between the positions of the Council of the EU and the European Parliament (EP) concerning the 2013 EU Budget, today’s attempts did not reach the desired agreement. The stumbling block was the draft amending budget for 2012, for which the EP had set an agreement as a precondition for discussing the EU 2013 Budget....
13.11.2012, 17:52 (CET)
The European Union’s Economy and Finance Ministers today discussed the way forward on a number of ongoing financial and economic issues, with special emphasis on the two-pack and the Single Supervisory Mechanism. The ECOFIN Council which took place in Brussels on Tuesday, November 13, also took stock of developments regarding the Revised Capital Requirements Rules (CRD IV)....
12.11.2012, 10:15 (CET)
The European Union’s Economy and Finance Ministers convene in Brussels on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, to discuss ongoing dossiers aimed at strengthening the economic governance and financial framework of the EU. These dossiers include the “two-pack”, the banking Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) and Revised Capital Requirements Rules (CRD IV)....
09.11.2012, 21:20 (CET)
Despite the best efforts of the Cyprus Presidency, the second meeting of the Conciliation Committee was suspended today, November 9, without reaching an agreement on the EU budget for 2013. However, an important decision was taken on the amending budget no 5 for 2012, for the mobilisation of the solidarity fund for Italy....
09.11.2012, 13:32 (CET)
Key issues related to preparing EU forests for future challenges and opportunities, are on the agenda of the EU Forest Directors General Meeting. Some of these are the state of play of the negotiations for a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe, the ex-post evaluation of the EU Forest Action Plan, the development of the new EU Forest Strategy and the evaluation of Forestry Measures of Rural Development Programmes....
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