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04.07.2012, 17:19 (CET)
The President of the European Commission, Mr. José Manuel Barroso, along with the College of Commissioners will visit Cyprus on Friday, July 6, to hold several meetings with the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Demetris Christofias and his Cabinet....
04.07.2012, 16:56 (CET)
On Thursday, July 5, all eyes will be on Curium as it welcomes distinguished European guests for the inaugural ceremony of the Cyprus EU Presidency. In the beginning of the ceremony, the outgoing president of the Council of the EU and current Prime Minister of Denmark, Mrs....
04.07.2012, 15:18 (CET)
Tackling the common problems faced by member states is the main aim of the Cyprus Presidency of the EU, according to the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr Demetris Christofias. President Christofias made the statement in his closing remarks at the plenary session of the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, where earlier he presented the priorities of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU....
04.07.2012, 14:42 (CET)
The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Demetris Christofias stressed that the Republic of Cyprus seeks the implementation of balanced policies that combine fiscal discipline and policies for growth and creation of jobs. Speaking at a joint press conference with the President of the European Parliament Mr....
04.07.2012, 10:07 (CET)
The President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr Demetris Christofias was warmly welcomed today by the President of the European Parliament Mr Martin Schulz. President Christofias, who presented the Priorities of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union before the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, earlier signed the book of visitors of the European Parliament in which he wrote: “I wholeheartedly salute the President and the members of the European Parliament, the bastion of democracy in the EU....
04.07.2012, 09:40 (CET)
The President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr Demetris Christofias presented today, before the plenary session of the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, the Priorities of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union, assumed on 1st July....
04.07.2012, 08:56 (CET)
The Cyprus Presidency presented yesterday the organisation of work regarding the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). This was communicated during the first meeting of the Permanent Representatives Committee (COREPER II) that took place yesterday in Brussels....
03.07.2012, 19:58 (CET)
The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and President Demetris Christofias for the Cyprus Presidency of the Council made the following joint statement after their first meeting in Strasbourg on 3 July....
03.07.2012, 16:42 (CET)
The necessity for opening new paths of communication, understanding and cooperation with the people of the Middle East, aiming at peace, security, stability and growth in the region was discussed in the high level seminar organized by the Cyprus EU Presidency....
03.07.2012, 12:27 (CET)
The Informal Meeting of the Strategic Committee for Immigration, Frontiers and Asylum was held in Lefkosia (Nicosia) on July 2 and 3, where the delegates of the member states discussed the further actions of the committee The delegates of the member states at SCIFA exchanged views on four of the basic matters that the committee is handling, defining  the next steps to be implemented....
03.07.2012, 09:43 (CET)
The President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr Demetris Christofias will meet the President of the European Parliament Mr Martin Schulz and the President of the European Commission Mr Jose Manuel Barroso on 3 July, at the European Parliament, in Strasbourg....
02.07.2012, 19:23 (CET)
Statement of President Christofias following the meeting with the Director of Amnesty International Mr. Nicolas Beger "I had the opportunity today to meet the Director of Amnesty International’s EU office, Nicolas J. Beger. I would like to thank Mr....
02.07.2012, 17:40 (CET)
On the occasion of the assumption of the Presidency of the Council of the EU by Cyprus, BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts will host “Mapping Cyprus: Crusaders, Traders and Explorers”, an exhibition highlighting the ties between Europe and Cyprus, through icons, maps and paintings....
02.07.2012, 16:30 (CET)
Starting today, Monday July 2, and over the course of the next two weeks, ten Cyprus government ministers and the Deputy Minister for European Affairs will present the Presidency priorities at the various committees of the European Parliament. As is the case when a member state assumes the rotating EU Presidency, the ministers will outline the priorities in their related fields and will be on hand to answer questions from MEPs....
02.07.2012, 16:16 (CET)
The vision and the expectations of the Cyprus Presidency were presented today in Brussels by Deputy Minister, Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis, who emphasised that the Presidency will work 'Towards a Better Europe’. The priorities of the Cyprus Presidency were presented in a joint press conference with the Danish Permanent Representative to the EU, Ambassador Jeppe Tranholm – Mikkelsen....
01.07.2012, 11:16 (CET)
On Wednesday July 4, 2012, at the European Parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg, the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Demetris Christofias will present the Cyprus Presidency programme. At the plenary session the MEPs will have the opportunity to ask the President questions about the Presidency....
01.07.2012, 10:48 (CET)
Shakespearean plays, classical music concerts and ancient Greek drama; the ancient Amphitheatre of Curium has long been regarded as the pinnacle of venues when it comes to artistic performances in Cyprus. It is no surprise therefore that the amphitheatre, built on a hill overlooking the sea, was chosen as the ideal setting for the start of Cyprus’ greatest moment in its European history, the assumption of the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU....
30.06.2012, 15:32 (CET)
Now you can read the six month Programme of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU online. The Cyprus Presidency will work Τowards a Better Europe, more relevant to its citizens and to the world. The priorities of the Programme are:  Europe, more efficient and sustainable,    Europe, with a better performing and growth economy,    Europe, more relevant to its citizens, with solidarity and social cohesion and,    Europe in the world, closer to its neighbours....
29.06.2012, 17:57 (CET)
There is no doubt that the Presidency of the EU Council will present enormous challenges for Cyprus in many ways. One of these challenges is how to keep local journalists and correspondents based in Brussels informed on discussions and decisions to be taken that could have an important impact on our daily lives and the course of Europe as a whole....
28.06.2012, 15:29 (CET)
Working Towards a Better Europe, the Cyprus Presidency is about to set sail. On Monday, July 2, the Deputy Minister to the President for European Affairs, Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis, will present the priorities of the Cyprus Presidency, at a press conference in Brussels with the Danish Permanent Representative to the EU, Ambassador Jeppe Tranholm - Mikkelsen....
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