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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....
12.10.2012, 16:35 (CET)
Τhe Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union is very pleased that the EU was awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. It is a great honour for the European Union to receive this prize. The award is a timely recognition of the EU’s achievements over sixty years in promoting peace and reconciliation, democracy, human rights and the rule of law....
12.10.2012, 16:34 (CET)
The need to work for further progress in attaining a Single European Sky for the European Union was highlighted today during a high-level Aviation Summit in Lemesos (Limassol) which took place between October 11 and 12. Representatives from the entire Air Transport Management community attended the “Single European Sky: the time for action” summit, which was co-organised by the European Commission and the Cyprus Presidency....
12.10.2012, 14:14 (CET)
The more the internet evolves, the more criminal activities in the digital environment develop. The increase in the number of users has led to increasing profits for criminal activities on the internet, so called cybercrime. The Cyprus Presidency organises a seminar titled “Best Practices in Cooperation between EU Member States against Cybercrime”, on October 15 and 16, 2012....
12.10.2012, 12:54 (CET)
It is a busy week ahead for Minister Marcoullis and the Cyprus EU Presidency, as she will participate in the upcoming Foreign Affairs (FAC) and Foreign Affairs/Development Council on October 15 in Luxembourg. Dr. Marcoullis is also set to preside over a number of Political Dialogue and Association Council meetings with third countries on behalf of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Catherine Ashton....
11.10.2012, 17:40 (CET)
Today’s Competitiveness Council (Industry) unanimously adopted conclusions on Key Enabling Technologies (cutting-edge technologies) and the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials. During this second day of the meeting in Luxemburg, the EU’s Competitiveness Ministers also exchanged views on the European Industrial Policy, reviewed the state of play of the Single Market Act and adopted a resolution on the European Consumer Agenda....
10.10.2012, 20:47 (CET)
At today’s meeting of Competitiveness Council (Research), which was held in Luxembourg, the Cyprus Presidency reached a preliminary agreement (partial general approach) on the Regulation on the Rules for participation and dissemination in the next EU funding programme for research and innovation for the period 2014-2020 (Horizon 2020), and on the amended Regulation of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)....
10.10.2012, 17:58 (CET)
Representatives from the entire Air Transport Management community are expected in Cyprus this week, for a high level Aviation Summit, which will take place on October 11 and 12 at the Grand Resort Hotel, in Lemesos (Limassol). The summit, titled “Single European Sky:  the time for action” is co-organised by the European Commission and the Cyprus Presidency and looks to provide the appropriate forum for a strategic discussion concerning future steps and progress in the field of European air traffic control....
10.10.2012, 15:36 (CET)
The Committee of Permanent Representatives (Coreper II) endorsed today the text of the negotiating mandate of the Council for the EURODAC regulation, concerning the database storage of asylum seekers’ fingerprints. The relevant regulation (EURODAC), is expected to be discussed through   trialogues between the Council of the EU, the European Commission and the European Parliament....
10.10.2012, 13:32 (CET)
Best practices and ideas for innovative approaches for the provision of quality health care at the lowest cost were exchanged and discussed during a joint meeting between the Chief Medical, Nursing and Dental Officers of EU Member States that took place between October 9-10 in the framework of the Cyprus Presidency....
09.10.2012, 16:33 (CET)
Consensus in two of the legislative proposals of Horizon 2020 and the adoption of both Council conclusions on Key Enabling Technologies and the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials, as well as a resolution on the European Consumer Agenda, are among the expected outcomes of discussions at the Competitiveness Council to be held in Luxembourg, on the 10th and 11th of October....
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