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09.07.2012, 15:26 (CET)
The important issues of organ donation and transplantation, as well as cross-border health threats with particular reference to communication strategies in crisis situations, will be at the top of the agenda as the EU’s Health Ministers hold their Informal Meeting under the Cyprus Presidency....
09.07.2012, 12:44 (CET)
From today a total of nine Cyprus ministers will be giving 23 presentations in 16 different European Parliament committees until Thursday. The presentations will be webcast live on the website of the European Parliament. You can find links to the presentations below....
09.07.2012, 09:03 (CET)
The European Union’s Economy and Finance Ministers are expected to shape the Council’s position on the issue of the “two-pack”, two draft regulations on strengthened fiscal surveillance of the euro area, as they meet tomorrow, July 10, in Brussels....
08.07.2012, 14:02 (CET)
The need for adaptation to climate change to be integrated and mainstreamed into all European and national sectoral policies was the key message conveyed at the Informal Meeting of Ministers for Environment and Climate Change of the E.U., which today concluded its works....
07.07.2012, 13:50 (CET)
The improvement in the implementation of EU water policy and its better integration into other policies was highlighted on the first day of the Informal meeting of Ministers for the Environment and Climate Change, which took place at the “Filoxenia Conference Centre”, in Lefkosia (Nicosia)....
07.07.2012, 09:45 (CET)
The belief that the transition to a "green" and inclusive economy, which comprises increasing resource consumption efficiency and promotes sustainable consumption and production patterns, can contribute towards sustainable growth and poverty reduction for countries at all stages of development, was expressed by the Director General of the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance, Mr George Papageorgiou....
06.07.2012, 15:37 (CET)
The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Demetris Christofias, and the President of the European Commission held a joint press conference after the meeting between the Cyprus Government and the College of Commissioners. The President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr Demetris Christofias underlined the need for a collective effort on the part of all EU insitutions in order to tackle the great challenges the Union currently faces....
06.07.2012, 14:29 (CET)
The meeting of EU experts on Climate Change was organized by the Cyprus Presidency (Department of Environment), on 5-6 July in Pafos. This meeting brought together members of the Working Group of the EU Council on International Environmental Issues on Climate Change....
06.07.2012, 12:52 (CET)
President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Demetris Christofias assured that Cyprus will exercise a thoroughly European Presidency, during his intervention at the plenary meeting between the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU and the College of Commissioners, which took place at the 'Filoxenia' Conference Centre today, July 6....
06.07.2012, 10:22 (CET)
The Cyprus Presidency enjoys the full support in Βrussels according to the President of the European Council Mr. Herman Van Rompuy. He added that he expects all the countries in the region to contribute to a serene atmosphere during the Cyprus Presidency, while stressing that the Cyprus Presidency can count on him personally....
05.07.2012, 23:28 (CET)
The inaugural ceremony of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union took place tonight, July 5, at the Curium Amphitheatre, featuring speeches from distinguished guests, followed by a rich cultural programme. In a beautiful setting, with the ancient amphitheatre overlooking the sea, notable European dignitaries wished Cyprus a successful Presidency of the Council of the European Union....
05.07.2012, 19:08 (CET)
The inaugural ceremony of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union is now taking place at the historical setting of Curium. Notable speakers will address the ceremony, which will be attended by about 500 people. The speeches will be uploaded on the Cyprus Presidency website as soon as each speaker concludes his address....
05.07.2012, 18:06 (CET)
The need for further development of the capacity for effective protection and control of cross border health threats at a regional level was highlighted at today’s Conference of experts organised by the Cyprus EU Presidency. The event, hosted by the Cyprus Ministry of Health and entitled “Cross Border Health Threats in the EU and its Neighbouring Countries- focus on Communicable Diseases”, took place on July 5, 2012, at the ‘Filoxenia’ Conference Centre in Lefkosia (Nicosia)....
05.07.2012, 13:52 (CET)
The President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr Demetris Christofias met today, at the Presidential Palace, with the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Baroness Catherine Ashton. During their meeting they discussed the developments in the region, as well as the coordination between the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union with the High Representative and the European External Action Service, which has the competency to promote the foreign relations of the Union, to achieve and solidify peace and stability in the region, as well as to deal with emergency situations that may arise....
05.07.2012, 13:16 (CET)
President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr Demetris Christofias and Prime Minister of Denmark Mrs Helle Thorning Schmidt today discussed issues relating to the priorities of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU as well as the legislative dossiers Cyprus has inherited from the Danish Presidency....
05.07.2012, 13:00 (CET)
The “Blueprint to safeguard Europe’s water resources” and the Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, with special regard to the latter’s funding, will be the main issues to be discussed at the Informal Meeting of the Ministers for the Environment and Climate Change of the EU....
05.07.2012, 12:46 (CET)
Defence Policy Directors from across the EU visited Cyprus to discuss several defence issues ahead of the forthcoming visit of ΕU Defence Ministers in Cyprus in September. The two-day informal meeting, which was hosted by the Cyprus Defence Minister, Mr....
05.07.2012, 09:00 (CET)
President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr Demetris Christofias will meet with the President of the European Council Mr Herman Van Rompuy on Friday July 6, at the Presidential Palace. President Christofias and President Van Rompuy will have a working breakfast at 08:00 (local time) followed by joint press statements at 09:00....
04.07.2012, 21:02 (CET)
On the third plenary day of the European Parliament, the Deputy Minister for European Affairs, Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis intervened on some key issues of the EU agenda: project bonds, Schengen and the Statute of the Court of Justice of the EU  Ambassador Mavroyiannis, who represented the Cyprus Presidency, participated in the debate on project bonds and on the Statute of the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ)....
04.07.2012, 17:28 (CET)
President of the Republic Demetris Christofias will meet with the Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt on Thursday 5 July, at the Presidential Palace, in Lefkosia (Nicosia). The main themes of the meeting, which will take place at 11.30 (local time), will be the inherited agenda, the priorities of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU and the negotiations for the Multiannual Financial Framework....
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