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11.07.2012, 19:32 (CET)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Dr Erato Kozakou−Marcoullis visited Serbia on July 11, 2012.  Dr. Marcoullis’ visit to Serbia constitutes the first visit of the Minister in her capacity as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU....
11.07.2012, 18:04 (CET)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Dr Erato Kozakou−Marcoullis will pay a visit to Montenegro on July 12, 2012. As Minister of Foreign Affairs of the rotating presidency of Council of the EU, Dr Marcoullis will hold extensive talks with Montenegrin officials concerning the country’s European perspective, in light of the recent decision of the Council of the EU to open accession negations with Montenegro....
11.07.2012, 17:10 (CET)
Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Mr. Neoklis Sylikiotis, who is also responsible for the energy portfolio, presented in Brussels, over the past two days, his ministry’s priorities during the Cyprus Presidency at the Legal Affairs (JURI), Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and International Trade (INTA) committees of the European Parliament....
11.07.2012, 16:23 (CET)
The belief that the Cyprus Presidency can help the EU tackle the economic crisis and growing unemployment rates through the development and adoption of integrated policies was outlined today by the Minister of Communications and Works Mr Efthymios Flourentzou....
11.07.2012, 16:07 (CET)
The Deputy Minister for EU Affairs, Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis today called for a collective effort and the contribution of all EU institutions and social partners in fulfilling the vision of the Cyprus Presidency in placing the citizens back at the forefront of EU policy....
11.07.2012, 14:29 (CET)
The Cyprus EU Presidency will facilitate discussions regarding the involvement of the social partners, Non-Governmental Organisations and local authorities in the implementation of the “Europe 2020” Strategy on issues related to employment, poverty and social exclusion targets....
11.07.2012, 14:05 (CET)
After intensive negotiations between the Council, the Commission and the European Parliament, the Cyprus Presidency announced that an agreement was reached during the 2nd Trialogue meeting that took place today, the 11th of July 2012, on establishing the European Year of Citizens 2013....
11.07.2012, 13:31 (CET)
Today the Permanent Representatives Committee (COREPER II), approved a compromise text on the marketing and use of explosives precursors. The proposed Regulation is now subject to approval by the plenary of the European Parliament and subsequently by Council....
11.07.2012, 13:22 (CET)
EU Health Ministers identified the need to strengthen coordination mechanisms for correct and timely communication and risk assessment at the onset of a crisis relating to cross-border health threats, during discussions on the second and final day of their Informal meeting in Cyprus....
11.07.2012, 11:53 (CET)
Today the Permanent Representatives Committee (COREPER) endorsed the Council's draft position on the 2013 EU budget, confirming herewith the technical agreement reached last week in the Budget Committee on the basis of a compromise text by the Cyprus Presidency....
10.07.2012, 21:30 (CET)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Dr Erato Kozakou − Marcoullis will pay an official visit to Serbia on 11 July 2012.  Dr. Marcoullis’ visit to Serbia constitutes the first visit of the minister in her capacity as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the EU member state that holds the six month long Presidency of the Council of the European Union....
10.07.2012, 19:43 (CET)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, appeared before the European Parliament committees of Foreign Affairs (AFET) and Development (DEVE), on Tuesday July 10, 2012. Dr. Marcoullis presented the priorities of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU in the fields of Enlargement and Humanitarian Aid, respectively, and answering questions by several Members of the European Parliament....
10.07.2012, 19:27 (CET)
The promotion of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, with a focus on the social aspect of the EU and based on the underlying principles of the “Europe 2020” Strategy for solidarity and social cohesion, was highlighted by Cyprus’ Minister of Labour and Social Insurance, Ms....
10.07.2012, 18:35 (CET)
The European Commission presented today the newly adopted Communication on the Smart Cities and Communities Initiative, at a launch conference held in Brussels. The Communication will set a reinforced EU policy framework regarding the energy, transport and ICT sectors, in support of energy efficient, sustainable and low-carbon, urban development....
10.07.2012, 17:48 (CET)
We must put citizens at the heart of EU policies was the message of the Cypriot Minister of Education and Culture Mr. George Demosthenous in today's presentation of the priorities of the Cyprus Presidency, before the Committee of Culture and Education (CULT) of the European Parliament in Brussels....
10.07.2012, 16:13 (CET)
The need to adopt innovative approaches and strategies for enhancing youth employment in the health sector was highlighted during the first day of the Informal Meeting of EU Health Ministers, which took place at the ‘Filoxenia’ Conference Centre in Lefkosia (Nicosia)....
10.07.2012, 15:57 (CET)
The European Union’s Economy and Finance Ministers today exchanged views and adopted a general position on the issue of the “two pack”, two draft regulations on strengthened fiscal surveillance of the euro area. The ministers also discussed the appropriate follow up to the European Council meeting of June 28-29....
10.07.2012, 14:25 (CET)
The Cyprus Presidency will promote issues of particular importance to the daily life of European citizens in the area of justice and security, such as data protection and the support of female crime victims. The Minister of Justice and Public Order, Mr....
10.07.2012, 12:59 (CET)
Migration and asylum issues, the proposed EUROSUR Regulation, the fight against human trafficking and 2013, the European Year of Citizens are some of the issues presented by the Minister of Interior Ms Eleni Mavrou to the Committee of the European Parliament for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)....
10.07.2012, 11:07 (CET)
The issue of organ donation and transplantation is of major importance to Member States and the European Commission, according to the initial discussions from the first morning of the Informal meeting of EU Health Ministers, which started today at the ‘Filoxenia’ Conference Centre in Lefkosia (Nicosia)....
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