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28.11.2012, 09:10 (CET)
The Cyprus Presidency, together with the European Parliament and the European Commission achieved a political agreement on the texts of the Regulation and the Directive related to credit rating agencies. The agreement, reached on November 27, introduces additional rules for credit rating agencies to follow concerning sovereign debt ratings....
28.11.2012, 08:05 (CET)
The Committee of Permanent Representatives (Coreper II)  endorsed yesterday, Tuesday November 27, the outcome of the trilogue with the European Parliament held on November 14, 2012 on the pending comitology elements of the Dublin regulation and the entire text of the Regulation....
27.11.2012, 20:32 (CET)
The priorities set by the Cyprus Presidency in the fields of youth and sport have been achieved, with Member States expressing their full support on the issues discussed during the Council meetings for Youth and Sport Ministers held in Brussels today, Tuesday November 27....
27.11.2012, 17:20 (CET)
The Education, Youth, Culture and Sports (EYCS) Council of the EU endorsed the decision of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER I) in support of a binding legal instrument to limit the exclusive copyright rights of literary and artistic works concerning texts for the blind and the visually impaired....
27.11.2012, 13:07 (CET)
Proposals for action in the “Blueprint to Safeguard Europe's Water Resources” were the focal points of the EU Water Blueprint Conference, which took place at the ‘Filoxenia’ Conference Centre in Lefkosia (Nicosia) on November 26-27, 2012....
27.11.2012, 11:19 (CET)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Dr. Erato Kozakou- Marcoullis, visited the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Monday, November 26, in her capacity as chair of the General Affairs Council of the EU on EU enlargement....
27.11.2012, 08:52 (CET)
Aiming to formulate the strategy directives on waters and seas,  the Water Development Department and the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research of the Republic of Cyprus are organising an Informal Meeting of EU Water and Marine Directors....
26.11.2012, 18:51 (CET)
The Deputy Minister for EU Affairs, Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis today represented the EU at the 38th European Economic Area (EEA) Council, on behalf of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Catherine Ashton....
26.11.2012, 17:50 (CET)
EU Ministers of Education and Culture today, Monday November 26, made political advances on ongoing dossiers in their fields, adopting Council Conclusions on literacy, cultural governance, education and training in Europe 2020, as well as reaching a partial general approach on the proposal for a regulation establishing the new ‘Creative Europe’ Programme....
26.11.2012, 15:54 (CET)
Agriculture Ministers of the EU will continue their efforts to achieve a common understanding on the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Regulations, as they meet in Brussels on Wednesday, November 28. The following day, Fisheries Ministers will pursue a political agreement on another important proposal regarding the fishing opportunities....
23.11.2012, 19:24 (CET)
The European Commission presented today, Friday, November 23, a new proposal on the draft annual EU budget for 2013, as stipulated by the Lisbon Treaty, since an agreement was not reached in the Conciliation procedure that ended on Tuesday, November 13....
23.11.2012, 17:57 (CET)
The leaders of the 27 Member States of the EU have issued a joint statement, after the conclusion of the European Council Meeting, which took place on November 22 and 23 in Brussels. The 27 leaders express their belief that an agreement on the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2014-2020 can be reached in the first months of 2013....
23.11.2012, 16:44 (CET)
Cyprus’ Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Marcoullis will visit the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Monday, November 26, in her capacity as chair of the General Affairs Council of the EU, responsible for enlargement. Dr. Marcoullis’ visit to the country is part of her round of visits to EU candidate countries and potential candidates....
23.11.2012, 14:32 (CET)
The challenges and prospects of architectural policies in Europe were addressed at the European Forum of Architectural Policies (EFAP) which took place between November 22 and 23 in Lefkosia (Nicosia).  The conference entitled “Promoting Architectural Quality in public and privately funded projects” was organised by EFAP, under the auspices of the Cyprus Presidency, in cooperation with the Department of Public Works of the Ministry of Communications and Works, the Cyprus Architectural Association and the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber....
23.11.2012, 13:51 (CET)
European Union Ministers for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport are expected to put the political finishing touches to ongoing dossiers in their fields, as they meet in Brussels on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 November.  The Education, Youth, Culture and Sport (EYCS) Council is expected to reach political agreement on a proposal for a recommendation on the validation of non-formal and informal learning and a partial general approach is expected on a regulation for the ‘Creative Europe’ programme....
22.11.2012, 17:15 (CET)
On November 26 and 27, 2012, representatives from EU Member States, stakeholder groups, and the European Commission will gather at the EU Water Blueprint Conference in Lefkosia (Nicosia), to discuss the future of EU water policy. They will predominantly focus on the proposals for action in the “Blueprint to Safeguard Europe's Water Resources”, which was adopted by the Commission on November 14, 2012....
22.11.2012, 16:33 (CET)
Policies which promote equality in all sectors of society can substantially contribute to growth. This was the message from today’s first day of the Equality Summit 2012 (November 22 and 23) on 'Equality for Growth'. The Summit is organised by the Cyprus Presidency and the European Commission, at the Filoxenia Conference Centre in Lefkosia (Nicosia) and will be concluded tomorrow....
22.11.2012, 14:19 (CET)
Cyprus’ Foreign Affairs Minister,  Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis debriefed today, Thursday November 22, the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs (AFET) Committee on the conclusions of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) of November 19....
21.11.2012, 21:11 (CET)
Cyprus’ Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis discussed issues of Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, during her appearance at the European Parliament (EP) Plenary today, Wednesday, November 21 in Strasbourg. She also discussed the Council’s Annual Report to the European Parliament on the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CSDP) with the Members of the EP (MEPs)....
21.11.2012, 18:51 (CET)
The Cyprus Presidency intervened today, November 21, at the European Parliament’s (EP) Plenary on crucial discussions, including the debate on the preparations of tomorrow’s special European Council meeting that will solely address the MFF, possible ways forward with the 2013 annual budget, as well as the upcoming Climate Change Conference, in Doha....
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