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08.11.2012, 17:50 (CET)
The Council of the European Union is expected to finalise its negotiating position on the 2013 EU Budget for the discussions with the European Parliament (EP), during its ECOFIN meeting on Friday, November 9 in Brussels. The ECOFIN meeting, which will focus solely on the annual EU budget will be chaired by Cyprus’ Deputy Minister for EU Affairs, Ambassador Andreas D....
08.11.2012, 15:43 (CET)
Eradication of violence against women is inextricably connected with the fundamental goal of gender equality. At the same time it constitutes a requirement for social and economic development. These messages were highlighted at today´s opening day of the European Conference on combating violence against women....
08.11.2012, 15:32 (CET)
The important role that European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) could play in the economic recovery of Europe and its transition to a knowledge-based economy is at the heart of the Cyprus Presidency Conference, which is held in Larnaca on 8-9 November 2012....
06.11.2012, 16:32 (CET)
The potential of the Marie Curie Actions and ways in which they can contribute to the “Europe 2020” Strategy objectives, along with their international dimension were the focus of discussions during the Cyprus Presidency’s “Marie Curie PEOPLE 2012” Conference....
06.11.2012, 15:34 (CET)
The effectiveness and the governance of cohesion policy at the EU level was at the centre of discussions during the last Informal Ministerial meeting under the Cyprus Presidency, which took place in Lefkosia (Nicosia) today, November 6. The meeting, which brought together EU Ministers for Cohesion Policy, was chaired by the Cypriot Deputy Minister for European Affairs, who is also responsible for Cohesion Policy, Ambassador Andreas D....
05.11.2012, 18:28 (CET)
Post-visa liberalisation monitoring and the fight against trafficking in human beings were discussed at the EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Forum of Justice and Home Affairs, which started today in Tirana, Albania, and will be concluded tomorrow. The EU and the Western Balkan states also decided to strengthen their cooperation regarding the illicit trafficking of firearms....
05.11.2012, 14:50 (CET)
Ways of improving the effectiveness and governance of cohesion policy will be the focus of discussions between the EU’s Ministers for Cohesion Policy, in their informal meeting to be held tomorrow, November 6, in Lefkosia (Nicosia). The meeting will be the last Informal Ministerial Meeting to take place in Cyprus during the Presidency....
30.10.2012, 19:04 (CET)
An exhibition portraying the ancient history of Cyprus and the island's everlasting character as a point of cultural interaction between peoples of the region, was opened today, October 30, in Brussels. The exhibition, which is held at the Royal Museums of Art and History, is organised under the auspices of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU and was opened by Cyprus’ Defence Minister, Mr....
30.10.2012, 15:33 (CET)
Common perceptions, joint efforts and solidarity among Member States are imperative for the EU’s efforts to realise its ambition of a safe and peaceful future, according to Cyprus’ Defence Minister, Mr. Demetris Eliades. The Cypriot Minister was addressing today’s seminar, entitled “On the Road with CSDP” (Common Security and Defence Policy), which was co-organised in Brussels by the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU and the Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations....
30.10.2012, 13:03 (CET)
Eliminating the gender pay gap is a prerequisite for sustainable and inclusive development, which is a core objective of the European Union’s ‘Europe 2020’ Strategy. This was the main message arising from the two-day Conference under the auspices of the Cyprus Presidency for Tackling the gender pay gap....
30.10.2012, 06:46 (CET)
The Cyprus Presidency presented yesterday its new revised Negotiating Box for the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for the period 2014-2020. It will act as the basis of further negotiations, in light of the special European Council meeting in November during which, Heads of States and Government will aim to reach a final agreement....
29.10.2012, 18:05 (CET)
Important steps towards a more sustainable and efficient transport system in the European Union were taken today, October 29, during the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy (TTE) Council dedicated to transport issues, which took place in Luxemburg....
29.10.2012, 10:01 (CET)
Issues related to migration of highly qualified work forces and student mobility between Asia and Europe will be the focus of the 11th ASEM Conference of Directors-General of Immigration and Management of Migratory Flows, which is scheduled to take place during the Cyprus EU Presidency on 30-31 October in Nicosia....
28.10.2012, 11:47 (CET)
‘Immigration of International Students to the EU’ will be the overall theme of the European Migration Network Conference that will be held in Paralimni on 29-30 October. The outcomes of the Conference are expected to provide information towards the development of a proposal amending the Students and Researchers Directives....
26.10.2012, 17:29 (CET)
The Committee of Permanent Representatives (Coreper I) approved today, October 26, a consolidated text of the ‘Energy Star’ Regulation on energy-efficiency labelling programme for office equipment such as computers, displays, printers, copiers, scanners etc....
26.10.2012, 17:25 (CET)
The Ministers of Justice took one more positive step concerning the freezing and confiscating the proceeds of crime. More specifically, they agreed on the aspect of extended confiscation which basically provides the confiscation of assets of a convicted person, even if the specific assets do not constitute direct proceeds of crime on which the conviction was made....
26.10.2012, 13:06 (CET)
A general approach for two legislative proposals of the Maritime Labour Convention Enforcement Package, substantial  progress on the proposal for Regulation for the allocation of slots at EU airports and a political agreement on a new regulation in relation to  recording equipment (tachographs) used in road transport....
26.10.2012, 12:53 (CET)
The consolidation of the image of Europe as a collection of sustainable and high-quality tourist destinations, the facilitation of tourism flows from third countries and the maximisation of the potential of EU policies and financial instruments for developing tourism, were the topics under discussion at the 11th European Tourism Forum, held at the ‘Filoxenia’ Conference Centre in Lefkosia (Nicosia)....
25.10.2012, 22:25 (CET)
The Environment Council (ENVI) agreed today, October 25, the Council Conclusions concerning the preparation of the European Union for next month’s Climate Change Summit in Doha. The Council, which was chaired by Cyprus’ Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Mr....
25.10.2012, 20:36 (CET)
The Justice and Home Affairs Council (JHA) achieved progress in several legislative proposals for the establishment of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), as it adopted today, October 25, a Political Agreement on the Reception Conditions Directive....
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