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19.10.2012, 09:42 (CET)
The imperative need for efforts to protect biodiversity to focus on the application of the Convention on Biological Diversity, was stressed by Cyrpus’  Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Mr. Sofoclis Aletraris during his address at the Conference on Biological Diversity on behalf of the European Union and its Member States in Hyderabad, India....
18.10.2012, 18:30 (CET)
Future steps to strengthen cooperation and partnerships between the relevant bodies fighting for the eradication of trafficking in human beings, were debated during today’s Conference in Brussels which marked the 6th EU Anti-Trafficking Day. During the Conference entitled Working Together towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings: 'The Way Forward’, ways to reinforce prevention, victim protection and assistance as well as the prosecution of offenders were also discussed....
18.10.2012, 16:47 (CET)
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, visited the European Parliament today to debrief the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) on the October 15 Foreign Affairs Council (FAC), on behalf of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission (HR/VP), Catherine Ashton....
18.10.2012, 14:23 (CET)
The Tripartite Social Summit, held in Brussels today, October 18, provided an opportunity for European Union Institutions and the social partners to discuss the importance of promoting growth, employment and social inclusion as well as the significant role the social partners can play in an improved EU governance....
18.10.2012, 13:31 (CET)
Leadership and worker participation for improving occupational health and safety at work was the main topic on the agenda in discussions facilitated by the Cyprus Presidency during a Conference on Health and Safety at Work.  The Conference was organised by the Department of Labour Inspection, in cooperation with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, and was held at the ‘Filoxenia’ Conference Centre, in Lefkosia (Nicosia) on October 18, 2012....
17.10.2012, 17:48 (CET)
Cyprus’ Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis attended today, October 17, the EU– Lebanon Association Council which took place in Brussels, on behalf of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, Baroness Catherine Ashton....
17.10.2012, 17:19 (CET)
Cyprus’ Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis chaired the EU – Cape Verde Political Dialogue Ministerial Meeting which took place today, October 17 in Brussels.  Dr. Marcoullis chaired the meeting on behalf of the High Representative of the Union on Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Catherine Ashton....
16.10.2012, 17:30 (CET)
Draft conclusions for the upcoming European Council meeting of October 18-19 were the main focus of the General Affairs Council (GAC) meeting, which took place today, 16 October, in Luxembourg. During the meeting, which was chaired by Cyprus’ Deputy Minister for EU Affairs, Ambassador Andreas D....
16.10.2012, 12:56 (CET)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, chaired today the annual EU-OSCE Ministerial meeting, on behalf of the High Representative of the Union on Foreign and Security Policy, Baroness Catherine Ashton. The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) was represented by the Irish Minister of State, Ms Lucinda Creighton, on behalf of the OSCE’s Irish Chair in Office....
16.10.2012, 11:57 (CET)
The General Affairs Council (GAC) has just agreed on a partial general approach on elements of the Cohesion Policy package for 2014-2020. This is an important achievement for the Cyprus Presidency and as Deputy Minister Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis, who chaired the meeting, stated, "cohesion policy is not only the most important tool of the EU for reducing disparities between the levels of development of the different regions, but  also constitutes a very effective catalyst for growth and employment"....
16.10.2012, 11:34 (CET)
Additional measures are necessary in the fight to eradicate hunger across the world, emphasised the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Demetris Christofias, during his speech at the opening ceremony of the European Development Days 2012 forum in Brussels....
16.10.2012, 10:18 (CET)
On the occasion of the 6th EU Anti-Trafficking Day, the conference entitled ‘Working Together towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings: The Way Forward’ will take place on Thursday October 18 in Brussels. EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ms Cecilia Malmström, the EU Anti-trafficking coordinator, Ms Myria Vassiliadou, and Minister of Interior of Cyprus, Ms Eleni Mavrou, will participate in the conference, which will be open to journalists....
16.10.2012, 09:22 (CET)
The Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment of Cyprus, Mr. Sofoclis Aletraris, will represent the EU, as chair of the Environment Council in the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention for the Protection on Biological Diversity....
15.10.2012, 14:47 (CET)
“The awarding of the Nobel peace prize to the European Union strengthens our determination and our responsibility to continue our efforts for peace, also in our southern neighbourhood,” stated Cyprus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr....
15.10.2012, 12:51 (CET)
Ministers for European Affairs are set to discuss the new legislative package for Cohesion Policy during the General Affairs Council (GAC) meeting, which will take place in Luxembourg on October 16. The Cyprus Presidency aims to secure a partial general approach on certain elements of the proposal in the Council....
15.10.2012, 09:49 (CET)
Interparliamentary cooperation within the European Union has its own added value in the promotion of the political integration of Europe, the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr Demetris Christofias said today, in his address to the 48th Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union (COSAC), in Nicosia....
15.10.2012, 08:45 (CET)
The President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Demetris Christofias leaves today for Brussels where he will attend and address the opening ceremony of the European Development Days forum entitled “Inclusive and Sustainable Growth for Human Development....
14.10.2012, 19:00 (CET)
The European Heritage Days (EHD) 2012 was launched today at the picturesque village of Kapedes in Cyprus, with  speeches from Cyprus’  Interior Minister, Ms Eleni Mavrou, the EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth,  Ms Androulla Vassiliou, and the Director of Democratic Governance Culture and Diversity,  Ms Claudia Luciani....
13.10.2012, 14:40 (CET)
The need for an open innovation strategy for healthcare covering the pillars of Personalised Medicine, Preventive Health and Wellness, e-health, Education and Training, Nutrition and Healthcare and Building and Ecosystem was highlighted at the Conference organised by the Cyprus EU Presidency....
13.10.2012, 07:10 (CET)
Cyprus' Minister of Finance, Mr. Vassos Shiarly, participated in the IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings in Tokyo on October 12 and 13, 2012, representing the European Council. During the IMF Committee meeting, Minister Shiarly submitted a statement on behalf of the Europan Union....
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