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14.11.2012, 17:06 (CET)
The workshop “Best practices on the assistance of volunteers in Civil Protection and Humanitarian Interventions”, which will take place at ‘Filoxenia’ Conference Center, in Nicosia, on 15-16 November 2012, aims to strengthen volunteerism....
13.11.2012, 22:10 (CET)
Despite the strenuous efforts of the Cyprus Presidency to find a consensus between the positions of the Council of the EU and the European Parliament (EP) concerning the 2013 EU Budget, today’s attempts did not reach the desired agreement. The stumbling block was the draft amending budget for 2012, for which the EP had set an agreement as a precondition for discussing the EU 2013 Budget....
13.11.2012, 17:52 (CET)
The European Union’s Economy and Finance Ministers today discussed the way forward on a number of ongoing financial and economic issues, with special emphasis on the two-pack and the Single Supervisory Mechanism. The ECOFIN Council which took place in Brussels on Tuesday, November 13, also took stock of developments regarding the Revised Capital Requirements Rules (CRD IV)....
12.11.2012, 10:15 (CET)
The European Union’s Economy and Finance Ministers convene in Brussels on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, to discuss ongoing dossiers aimed at strengthening the economic governance and financial framework of the EU. These dossiers include the “two-pack”, the banking Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) and Revised Capital Requirements Rules (CRD IV)....
09.11.2012, 21:20 (CET)
Despite the best efforts of the Cyprus Presidency, the second meeting of the Conciliation Committee was suspended today, November 9, without reaching an agreement on the EU budget for 2013. However, an important decision was taken on the amending budget no 5 for 2012, for the mobilisation of the solidarity fund for Italy....
09.11.2012, 13:32 (CET)
Key issues related to preparing EU forests for future challenges and opportunities, are on the agenda of the EU Forest Directors General Meeting. Some of these are the state of play of the negotiations for a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe, the ex-post evaluation of the EU Forest Action Plan, the development of the new EU Forest Strategy and the evaluation of Forestry Measures of Rural Development Programmes....
08.11.2012, 17:50 (CET)
The Council of the European Union is expected to finalise its negotiating position on the 2013 EU Budget for the discussions with the European Parliament (EP), during its ECOFIN meeting on Friday, November 9 in Brussels. The ECOFIN meeting, which will focus solely on the annual EU budget will be chaired by Cyprus’ Deputy Minister for EU Affairs, Ambassador Andreas D....
08.11.2012, 15:43 (CET)
Eradication of violence against women is inextricably connected with the fundamental goal of gender equality. At the same time it constitutes a requirement for social and economic development. These messages were highlighted at today´s opening day of the European Conference on combating violence against women....
08.11.2012, 15:32 (CET)
The important role that European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) could play in the economic recovery of Europe and its transition to a knowledge-based economy is at the heart of the Cyprus Presidency Conference, which is held in Larnaca on 8-9 November 2012....
06.11.2012, 16:32 (CET)
The potential of the Marie Curie Actions and ways in which they can contribute to the “Europe 2020” Strategy objectives, along with their international dimension were the focus of discussions during the Cyprus Presidency’s “Marie Curie PEOPLE 2012” Conference....
06.11.2012, 15:34 (CET)
The effectiveness and the governance of cohesion policy at the EU level was at the centre of discussions during the last Informal Ministerial meeting under the Cyprus Presidency, which took place in Lefkosia (Nicosia) today, November 6. The meeting, which brought together EU Ministers for Cohesion Policy, was chaired by the Cypriot Deputy Minister for European Affairs, who is also responsible for Cohesion Policy, Ambassador Andreas D....
05.11.2012, 18:28 (CET)
Post-visa liberalisation monitoring and the fight against trafficking in human beings were discussed at the EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Forum of Justice and Home Affairs, which started today in Tirana, Albania, and will be concluded tomorrow. The EU and the Western Balkan states also decided to strengthen their cooperation regarding the illicit trafficking of firearms....
05.11.2012, 14:50 (CET)
Ways of improving the effectiveness and governance of cohesion policy will be the focus of discussions between the EU’s Ministers for Cohesion Policy, in their informal meeting to be held tomorrow, November 6, in Lefkosia (Nicosia). The meeting will be the last Informal Ministerial Meeting to take place in Cyprus during the Presidency....
02.11.2012, 13:09 (CET)
During its six-month duration, the number of meetings organised on the island by the Cyprus Presidency will total 170, while it is also hosting an array of cultural and other events. With an expected 40,000 people visiting Cyprus from July to December, the arrangement of transport, accommodation and catering can seem an insurmountable task....
01.11.2012, 09:10 (CET)
The protection and conservation of cultural heritage, together with regional and international cooperation in this field, are in the spotlight this week, with two conferences taking place under the auspices of the Cyprus Presidency. One is the 4th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Cultural Heritage issues, ‘EuroMed 2012’, which began on Monday, October 29, and will continue until November 3 at the Amathus Hotel in Lemesos (Limassol)....
30.10.2012, 19:04 (CET)
An exhibition portraying the ancient history of Cyprus and the island's everlasting character as a point of cultural interaction between peoples of the region, was opened today, October 30, in Brussels. The exhibition, which is held at the Royal Museums of Art and History, is organised under the auspices of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU and was opened by Cyprus’ Defence Minister, Mr....
30.10.2012, 15:33 (CET)
Common perceptions, joint efforts and solidarity among Member States are imperative for the EU’s efforts to realise its ambition of a safe and peaceful future, according to Cyprus’ Defence Minister, Mr. Demetris Eliades. The Cypriot Minister was addressing today’s seminar, entitled “On the Road with CSDP” (Common Security and Defence Policy), which was co-organised in Brussels by the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU and the Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations....
30.10.2012, 13:03 (CET)
Eliminating the gender pay gap is a prerequisite for sustainable and inclusive development, which is a core objective of the European Union’s ‘Europe 2020’ Strategy. This was the main message arising from the two-day Conference under the auspices of the Cyprus Presidency for Tackling the gender pay gap....
30.10.2012, 06:46 (CET)
The Cyprus Presidency presented yesterday its new revised Negotiating Box for the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for the period 2014-2020. It will act as the basis of further negotiations, in light of the special European Council meeting in November during which, Heads of States and Government will aim to reach a final agreement....
29.10.2012, 18:05 (CET)
Important steps towards a more sustainable and efficient transport system in the European Union were taken today, October 29, during the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy (TTE) Council dedicated to transport issues, which took place in Luxemburg....
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