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06.08.2012, 16:08 (CET)
Throughout the Cyprus EU Presidency the Filoxenia Conference Centre and the Cypress Media Centre serve as a base for the great number of delegates and journalists from all around Europe. While the pieces of art found in different places within the facilities could hardly go unnoticed, few visitors are aware of the intriguing stories and meanings behind them....
03.08.2012, 10:01 (CET)
In the six months from July to December, it is estimated that some 40,000 people will make their way to the island as part of activities relating to the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU. Visitors to Larnaca International Airport will have the opportunity to experience an exhibition of interactive artworks that explore the emotions of a traveller and the relationship to the journey “from arrival to departure”....
02.08.2012, 11:09 (CET)
Nature and history have long provided inspiration for artists to celebrate and immortalize their environment, surroundings and past. This long-lasting inspiration is on display at the “Maniera Cypria” exhibition in Lemesos (Limassol) until the 12th of August, as ancient findings from the Lemesos district are paired with modern interpretations of the collective historical, mythological and hagiographical past of the area....
01.08.2012, 13:32 (CET)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Dr Erato Kozakou- Marcoullis sent a strong message of encouragement to Albania’s political leadership to proceed swiftly with all necessary reforms that will bring Albania closer to the EU....
30.07.2012, 16:00 (CET)
EU institutions still have much to do with regard to the adoption of the new package on data protection. The Cyprus Presidency is optimistic that a partial general approach on certain aspects of the package can be achieved by the end of the year. The Cyprus Presidency was praised for its work in promoting the new package on data protection, during the recent Informal Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council....
30.07.2012, 15:09 (CET)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Dr Erato Kozakou- Marcoullis will visit Albania on July 31, 2012, in her capacity as chair of the General Affairs Council of the European Union, responsible for enlargement.  Albania is the fourth country of the Western Balkans that Dr....
27.07.2012, 18:39 (CET)
The Foreign Affairs Minister of the Republic of Cyprus, Dr. Εrato Kozakou-Marcoullis reiterated today the commitment of the Cyprus Presidency to the European perspective of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Dr. Marcoullis concluded a two day visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina in her capacity as chair of the General Affairs Council of the European Union, responsible for enlargement....
26.07.2012, 19:43 (CET)
Today, July 26, bloggers from across Europe gathered in Brussels to meet the Cyprus Presidency and discuss its thematic priorities. The event "Cyprus Presidency meets the Bloggers", that took place in the heart of Europe, was characterized by enthusiasm, open debate and lively discussions....
26.07.2012, 16:04 (CET)
Senior EU and USA officials made significant progress with regard to the creation of a global alliance against online child sex abuse. During a high level two-day meeting, on 25 and 26 of July at ‘Filoxenia’ Conference Centre in Nicosia, they decided what the next steps will be for the USA-backed EU initiative to be established....
25.07.2012, 18:15 (CET)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Dr. Εrato Kozakou- Marcoullis will visit Bosnia and Herzegovina on July 26 and 27, 2012 in her capacity as chair of the General Affairs Council of the European Union, responsible for enlargement....
25.07.2012, 16:50 (CET)
The willingness of youth organisations and public authorities to cooperate in order to create a road safety culture among young people in the EU and neighbouring regions was reiterated today at a road safety conference. The conference, which was organised in Lefkosia (Nicosia) by the Cyprus Presidency and the European Commission to commemorate the fourth EU Road Safety Day, was geared at raising awareness among young people....
24.07.2012, 17:40 (CET)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, chaired the EU–Israel Association Council and the Stabilisation and Association Council between the EU and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, which took place in Brussels, today....
24.07.2012, 14:54 (CET)
EU Affairs Ministers discussed the future steps in the negotiations for the seven-year EU budget in Brussels today. The Deputy Minister for EU Affairs, Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis, who chaired the General Affairs Council (GAC) meeting, called for a timely agreement on the issue, while he also briefed his counterparts on the outcome of the bilateral meetings between the Cyprus Presidency and the member states concerning the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) negotiations....
24.07.2012, 14:20 (CET)
EU Ministers of Justice today took a step forward regarding the adoption of the proposed Data Reform Regulation which aims at better protection of citizens’ rights and to boost growth.  During the second and last day of the Informal meeting of Justice and Home Affairs ministers, which was held at the ‘Filoxenia’ Conference Centre in Lefkosia (Nicosia), progress was also made concerning the Proposal for a Directive on the freezing and confiscation of proceeds of crime in the EU....
24.07.2012, 13:58 (CET)
Car transport constitutes the most widely used mode of transport within the 27 member states of the EU (EU27) with a share of some 83.3 per cent of inland passenger transport in 2008. Despite a steady decrease in the number of road deaths across the EU, the need for a more comprehensive and multidimensional approach has become more apparent in recent years, since the EU objectives in the area have not been met....
23.07.2012, 17:58 (CET)
EU Ministers for Justice and Home Affairs discussed the topics of immigration, asylum and cybercrime when they met for the Informal Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council meeting on July 23 in Lefkosia (Nicosia). EU Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs, EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, Members of the European Parliament as well as a number of EU agencies and International Organisations attended the Informal Council meeting on 23 July in Nicosia....
23.07.2012, 17:12 (CET)
The situation in Syria, developments following election results in Libya and “energy and foreign policy” were a few of the issues on the agenda, as EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs met in Brussels today. It was the first Foreign Affairs Council taking place during the Cyprus Presidency and was attended by Cyprus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr....
20.07.2012, 18:39 (CET)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, will preside over the EU–Israel Association Council and the Stabilisation and Association Council between the EU and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, on July 24 in Brussels....
20.07.2012, 17:11 (CET)
EU Research Ministers today, Friday July 20, affirmed their commitment to Euro-Mediterranean cooperation in research and innovation, as well as the readiness of their countries to engage in the preparation of a joint research programme for the Euro-Mediterranean region using article 185 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU....
20.07.2012, 14:34 (CET)
The Third Annual Report on Immigration and Asylum (2011), the situation in Syria, as well as cybercrime and data protection, are some of the topics that will be discussed when the EU Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) meet for the Informal Meeting on the July 23 and 24 in Lefkosia (Nicosia)....
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