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29.10.2012, 10:01 (CET)
Issues related to migration of highly qualified work forces and student mobility between Asia and Europe will be the focus of the 11th ASEM Conference of Directors-General of Immigration and Management of Migratory Flows, which is scheduled to take place during the Cyprus EU Presidency on 30-31 October in Nicosia....
28.10.2012, 11:47 (CET)
‘Immigration of International Students to the EU’ will be the overall theme of the European Migration Network Conference that will be held in Paralimni on 29-30 October. The outcomes of the Conference are expected to provide information towards the development of a proposal amending the Students and Researchers Directives....
26.10.2012, 17:29 (CET)
The Committee of Permanent Representatives (Coreper I) approved today, October 26, a consolidated text of the ‘Energy Star’ Regulation on energy-efficiency labelling programme for office equipment such as computers, displays, printers, copiers, scanners etc....
26.10.2012, 17:25 (CET)
The Ministers of Justice took one more positive step concerning the freezing and confiscating the proceeds of crime. More specifically, they agreed on the aspect of extended confiscation which basically provides the confiscation of assets of a convicted person, even if the specific assets do not constitute direct proceeds of crime on which the conviction was made....
26.10.2012, 13:06 (CET)
A general approach for two legislative proposals of the Maritime Labour Convention Enforcement Package, substantial  progress on the proposal for Regulation for the allocation of slots at EU airports and a political agreement on a new regulation in relation to  recording equipment (tachographs) used in road transport....
26.10.2012, 12:53 (CET)
The consolidation of the image of Europe as a collection of sustainable and high-quality tourist destinations, the facilitation of tourism flows from third countries and the maximisation of the potential of EU policies and financial instruments for developing tourism, were the topics under discussion at the 11th European Tourism Forum, held at the ‘Filoxenia’ Conference Centre in Lefkosia (Nicosia)....
25.10.2012, 22:25 (CET)
The Environment Council (ENVI) agreed today, October 25, the Council Conclusions concerning the preparation of the European Union for next month’s Climate Change Summit in Doha. The Council, which was chaired by Cyprus’ Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Mr....
25.10.2012, 20:36 (CET)
The Justice and Home Affairs Council (JHA) achieved progress in several legislative proposals for the establishment of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), as it adopted today, October 25, a Political Agreement on the Reception Conditions Directive....
25.10.2012, 20:36 (CET)
The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council today decided on taking specific measures at an EU level, aiming at the better protection of soft targets from terrorist attacks. During its meeting in Luxembourg, the JHA Council also approved the Republic of Cyprus as a new member in the data exchange system concerning fingerprints and DNA, thus paving the way for stronger transnational cooperation among Member States for combating organised crime and terrorism....
25.10.2012, 13:30 (CET)
Cyprus’ Deputy Minister for EU Affairs, Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis highlighted today, October 25, the important role of the Single Market as an engine for growth, during his intervention at the discussions of the European Parliament (EP) Plenary in Strasbourg....
25.10.2012, 08:54 (CET)
Since its inception in 2002, the annual European Tourism Forum undoubtedly constitutes an essential feature for issues relating to tourism at a European level. The forum hosts leading figures and representatives of the tourism industry, the public tourism sector, academics and researchers as well as representatives of regional and local authorities and civil society....
24.10.2012, 18:32 (CET)
The EU needs a structure for coordination and decision-making in order to ensure that Human Biomonitoring (HBM) can be an effective preventive tool in protecting public health, while governments can use HBM measurements to improve EU and national legislation....
24.10.2012, 12:10 (CET)
Important issues such as the Council Conclusions on Rio+20, the preparation for the Doha Summit on climate change and the draft Regulation for the recycling of ships, are on the EU Environment Ministers agenda for the Council meeting taking place on October 25 in Luxembourg....
24.10.2012, 09:56 (CET)
Three new negotiating chapters were opened today at a meeting in Brussels of the Accession Conference with Iceland, the third such meeting at deputy level. This marks another important step forward in the accession negotiations with Iceland. The three chapters opened are: Chapter 9 - Financial Services; Chapter 18 - Statistics, and Chapter 29 - Customs Union....
24.10.2012, 09:44 (CET)
The Common European Asylum System (CEAS), the Situation in Syria and the establishment of a Regional Protection Program, the proposal for a Union Civil Protection Mechanism, the Council Conclusions on the new EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings 2012–2016, the simplification and speeding up of procedures for the freezing and confiscation of proceeds of crime in the EU, as well as the dissuasive sanctions for market manipulation are some of the topics that will be discussed when the EU Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) meet on the 25th and 26th of October in Luxembourg....
24.10.2012, 08:44 (CET)
EU Fisheries Ministers took another firm step towards the Common Fisheries policy (CFP) reform in the early hours of this morning, as they reached on a partial general approach for the Legislative proposal for the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) 2014-2020....
23.10.2012, 19:02 (CET)
Cyprus’ Deputy Minister for European Affairs, Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis, presented today, October 23, a mid-term review of the progress of the Cyprus Presidency, during the meeting of the Conference of Committee Chairs of the European Parliament (EP), in Strasbοurg....
23.10.2012, 17:03 (CET)
The key debate at the European Parliament’s (EP) Plenary meeting in Strasbourg today, October 23, was held jointly on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and own resources. The Cypriot Deputy Minister for European Affairs, Ambassador Andreas D....
23.10.2012, 15:50 (CET)
The Cyprus Presidency and the President of the European Parliament (EP), agreed today to mandate a Conciliation Committee with finding an agreement on the 2013 EU budget*. This follows the respective adoption of diverging positions by the European Parliament and the Council, concerning the draft EU budget for 2013 proposed by the European Commission....
23.10.2012, 15:15 (CET)
The necessity of enhancing the role of Public Employment Services, cooperation between the public sector, social partner organisations, local authorities and civil society, as well as involving young people in the development of employment policies, were the most important conclusions from the Conference of Youth Employment....
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