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09.10.2012, 15:08 (CET)
The developments in the field of data protection were discussed during the European Parliament’s (EP) Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) meeting, which was attended by Cyprus’ Justice and Public Order Minister, Mr....
09.10.2012, 14:39 (CET)
The European Union’s Economy and Finance Ministers today took stock of developments with regard to the introduction of a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) in a limited number of Member States via the process of enhanced cooperation. During the October 9 ECOFIN Council in Luxembourg, ministers also held an exchange of views on the way forward regarding the European Semester, the Capital Requirements Directive IV (CRD IV) package and EU participation in international fora....
09.10.2012, 14:07 (CET)
It is not by chance that the Earth is referred to as the ‘Blue Planet’. Around 70 per cent of the earth’s surface is covered by ocean. In the European Union alone, 22 of the 27 Member States have a coastline and two thirds of European frontiers are set by the sea....
08.10.2012, 17:40 (CET)
Cyprus’s Minister of Interior stressed the need that the new Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for the period 2014-2020 should reflect reality, during her speech at the European Parliament on the occasion of the opening of the Open Days 2012....
08.10.2012, 13:59 (CET)
The European Union’s Economy and Finance Ministers will discuss the way forward on a number of ongoing financial and economic issues as they meet in Luxembourg on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. The ECOFIN Council will examine ways of improving the European Semester process and exchange views on Financial Transaction Tax, as well as finalising European interventions in upcoming international meetings....
08.10.2012, 13:08 (CET)
The ‘Limassol Declaration’ on the Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) of the European Union will stand out in history, President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Demetris Christofias said today, speaking at a joint press conference with the President of the European Commision Mr....
08.10.2012, 11:39 (CET)
EU Ministers responsible for maritime affairs agreed and adopted yesterday a political declaration which looks to re-energise the EU’s Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP), five years after its initial launching in Lisbon. The Limassol Declaration was presented today, Monday, October 8 at a special ceremony in Limassol by Cyprus’ Communications and Works Minister, Mr....
08.10.2012, 09:22 (CET)
The Cyprus Presidency has set the promotion of the EU’s Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) as a strategic priority in the European Union, the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr Demetris Christofias said today, pointing out that the EU should develop cooperation with third countries with which the Union shares the same sea basin....
07.10.2012, 15:22 (CET)
The Cinquantenaire Park in Brussels was bustling with life this Sunday morning, the 7th of October, filled with people getting ready to run the challenging Brussels Marathon. Almost 300 of the participants, coming from nearly all member states, but also from other continents, the youngest being 17 months old, wore the official colors of the Cyprus Presidency....
05.10.2012, 17:30 (CET)
EU Ministers responsible for maritime affairs are expected to agree and adopt a political declaration that looks to provide a new impetus to the EU’s Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP), during their two-day informal meeting in Cyprus on October 7 and 8....
05.10.2012, 13:20 (CET)
"Education could eliminate the consequences of the economic crisis, reducing the long-term impact of the crisis on growth and help to achieve a more robust growth after it; therefore it makes sense to increase investment in education at a time of recession" emphasised Cypriot Nobel laureate Professor of Economics, Christopher Pissarides, during the informal meeting of Ministers of Education held in Nicosia on 4 and 5 October....
05.10.2012, 12:06 (CET)
Minister of Interior, Ms Eleni Mavrou, will give a keynote address, on behalf of the Cyprus Presidency, in the European Parliament at the opening of the OPEN DAYS 2012, which celebrates the European Week of Regions and Cities. The week will include more than 100 events and is expected to attract an audience of 6,000 local and regional stakeholders....
04.10.2012, 18:22 (CET)
The Council of the European Union today took a great step in ensuring fundamental protection to victims across the EU by adopting, as an ‘A’ point, the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime....
04.10.2012, 17:25 (CET)
In October 2010, Mr. Christopher Pissarides became the first ever Cypriot to win the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, commonly referred to as the Nobel Prize in Economics. He was awarded the prestigious prize for his work on the economics of unemployment, especially job flows and the effects of being out of work....
04.10.2012, 17:02 (CET)
Cohesion Policy should aim to bring out the competitive advantage of each European region and it constitutes “the most practical demonstration of European solidarity” according to Cyprus Deputy Minister, Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis....
04.10.2012, 14:41 (CET)
The European Union’s Employment and Social Policy Ministers today, October 4, reached a general approach on the proposal of the EU Electromagnetic Field Directive on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from electromagnetic fields, in their Council meeting in Brussels....
04.10.2012, 14:15 (CET)
It has been identified by the Cyprus Presidency as one of its biggest successes. European Parliament Member (MEP), Mr. George Koumoutsakos has labelled it “a necessary boost”, while fellow MEP, Ms. Gesine Meissner already considers it a landmark, as it will inform the wider public of “the importance of maritime policy for the future of the EU”....
03.10.2012, 15:20 (CET)
The education and training policies of the European Union and their relationship they may have on economic growth will be the focus of discussions of the EU’s Education Ministers during their Informal Meeting organised on October 4 and 5 at the ‘Filoxenia’ Conference Centre in Lefkosia (Nicosia)....
03.10.2012, 15:08 (CET)
Established by the Lisbon Treaty in 2009, the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) constitutes the main organisational framework for decision-making and application of the EU’s defence and security issues.  With changes in this area still fresh, the Cyprus Presidency has sought to enhance the knowledge of EU Officer Cadets on the subject by organising an Olympiad....
03.10.2012, 14:50 (CET)
Progress in the implementation of the EU-Russia Roadmap for the Common Space of Freedom Security and Justice, visa and migration issues, transnational crime and judicial cooperation were among the topics discussed at today’s 16th Meeting of the EU-Russia Permanent Partnership Council on Freedom, Security and Justice in Nicosia....
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