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  • 29.04.2015Commissioner Stylianides travels to Nepal

    EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, is travelling to Nepal today following the devastating earthquake that hit the country on 25 April.   more

  • 22.04.2015PRESS RELEASE

    More freedom for Member States to decide on the GMOs use for food & feed   more

  • 21.04.2015PRESS RELEASE - Joint Foreign and Home Affairs Council: Ten point action plan on migration

    At a joint meeting of Foreign and Interior Ministers, chaired by High Representative / Vice-President Federica Mogherini and held in Luxembourg, Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Commissioner Avramopoulos presented a 10 point plan of the immediate actions to be taken in response to the crisis situation in the Mediterranean. The plan received the full backing of Foreign and Interior Ministers.   more

  • 15.04.2015ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ - Διαγωνισμός Juvenes Translatores: Τελετή απονομής βραβείων στους καλύτερους νεαρούς μεταφραστές της Ευρώπης ελληνικά (el)

    28 νικητές του ετήσιου διαγωνισμού της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής για νεαρούς μεταφραστές Juvenes Translatores θα παραλάβουν τα βραβεία τους στις Βρυξέλλες αύριο (Πέμπτη 16 Απριλίου) από την κα Κρισταλίνα Γκεοργκίεβα, Επίτροπο Προϋπολογισμού και Ανθρωπίνων Πόρων.   more ελληνικά (el)

  • 18.03.2015ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ ελληνικά (el)

    290 χιλιάδες ευρώ για διανομή οπωροκηπευτικών στα σχολεία της Κύπρου (2015/2016)   more ελληνικά (el)

  • 13.03.2015ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ - Με μεγάλη επιτυχία ολοκληρώθηκε ο κύκλος ενημερωτικών σεμιναρίων για ευκαιρίες χρηματοδότησης από ευρωπαϊκά ελληνικά (el)

    Οι ευκαιρίες που έχουν οι Κυπριακές μικρομεσαίες επιχειρήσεις για να πάρουν χρηματοδότηση από προγράμματα της ΕΕ ήταν το θέμα του ενημερωτικού σεμιναρίου που διεξήχθη στη Λευκωσία την Τετάρτη, 11 Μαρτίου 2015 το  οποίο παρακολούθησαν πάνω από 200 συμμετέχοντες. Το σεμινάριο διοργανώθηκε από την Αντιπροσωπεία της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής στην Κύπρο και τη Γενική Διεύθυνση Ευρωπαϊκών Προγραμμάτων, Συντονισμού και Ανάπτυξης.   more ελληνικά (el)

  • 11.03.2015ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ - Σεμινάρια για την Ενίσχυση της Νεανικής και Γυναικείας Επιχειρηματικότητ ελληνικά (el)

    Το Γραφείο του Ευρωπαϊκού Κοινοβουλίου στην Κύπρο, η Αντιπροσωπεία της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής στην Κύπρο και το Υπουργείο Ενέργειας, Εμπορίου, Βιομηχανίας και Τουρισμού σε συνεργασία με το δίκτυο πληροφοριών Europe Direct διοργανώνουν σειρά ενημερωτικών σεμιναρίων με θέμα τα σχέδια χορηγιών για την Ενίσχυση της Νεανικής και Γυναικείας Επιχειρηματικότητας.   more ελληνικά (el)

  • 09.03.2015PRESS RELEASE

    2015 EU Justice Scoreboard: supporting Member States to improve their justice systems' effectiveness   more

  • 09.03.2015ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ: Θέλεις να μάθεις περισσότερα για τις ευκαιρίες χρηματοδότησης της ΕΕ για μικρομεσαίες επιχειρήσεις; Ενημερωτικό σεμινάριο στη Λευκωσία, Τετάρτη 11 Μαρτίου 2015 ελληνικά (el)

    Οι ευκαιρίες που έχουν οι Κυπριακές μικρομεσαίες επιχειρήσεις για να πάρουν χρηματοδότηση από προγράμματα της ΕΕ είναι το θέμα του ενημερωτικού σεμιναρίου που θα διεξαχθεί στη Λευκωσία την Τετάρτη, 11 Μαρτίου 2015 στην αίθουσα εκδηλώσεων στο ισόγειο του Υπουργείου Οικονομικών, στη Λευκωσία, και η ώρα 15:00 - 18:30. Το σεμινάριο διοργανώνεται από την Αντιπροσωπεία της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής στην Κύπρο και τη Γενική Διεύθυνση Ευρωπαϊκών Προγραμμάτων, Συντονισμού και Ανάπτυξης. Το σεμινάριο είναι ανοικτό για όλους και η είσοδος είναι ελεύθερη.   more ελληνικά (el)

  • 11.02.2015ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ ελληνικά (el)

    Ημερίδα για την πρόσβαση των μικρομεσαίων επιχειρήσεων σε Ευρωπαϊκή χρηματοδότηση   more ελληνικά (el)

  • 06.02.2015STATEMENT ON CYPRUS

    Staff teams from the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund visited Nicosia during January 27 to February 6.   more

  • 05.02.2015PRESS RELEASE

    Winter Economic Forecast: outlook improved but risks remain   more

  • 05.02.2015PRESS RELEASE - Commission launches work on Energy Union

    The Commission today launched work on the Energy Union; a fundamental step towards the completion of single energy market and reforming how Europe produces, transports and consumes energy. The Energy Union with a Forward-looking Climate Change Policy is one of the key political priorities of the Juncker Commission. After more than 60 years from the founding of the Coal and Steel Community, the Commission today drew a plan for reorganising European energy policies and kicked off work for European Energy Union.   more

  • 28.01.2015Commission launches work on establishing a Capital Markets Union

    The European Commission has today kicked off its project to create a Capital Markets Union (CMU) for all 28 EU Member States with a first orientation debate at the College of Commissioners. The CMU is one of the flagship projects of this Commission and ties in with the ambition to boost jobs and growth in the EU.   more

  • 22.01.2015PRESS RELEASE - Commissioner Stylianides to visit Ukraine as EU steps up humanitarian aid

    The European Union is preparing to step up its humanitarian aid to the people affected by the conflict in Ukraine, especially the displaced and those who need help to weather the severe cold which has gripped the country. Commissioner Christos Stylianides, responsible for humanitarian aid and crisis management, will be in Ukraine on January 26-27 to discuss the emergency with the authorities in Kyiv, to meet victims of the crisis in the East and to reaffirm the EU's solidarity with the affected people.   more

  • 14.01.2015PRESS RELEASE

    Delivery of €315 billion Investment Plan on track: Commission presents law for the European Fund for Strategic Investments   more

  • 09.01.2015Press release - State aid: Commission orders Cyprus to recover incompatible aid from national air carrier Cyprus Airways

    Following an in-depth investigation, the European Commission has concluded that a restructuring aid package of over €100 million for Cyprus' ailing flag carrier Cyprus Airways gave the company an undue advantage over its competitors in breach of EU state aid rules. Cyprus Airways therefore needs to pay back all incompatible aid received. In particular, the Commission found that Cyprus Airways had no realistic perspective of becoming viable without continued state subsidies.   more

  • 08.01.2015Statement by President Juncker following the attacks on Charlie Hebdo premises

    "I am profoundly shocked by the brutal and inhumane attack which struck the Charlie Hebdo premises. This is an intolerable and barbaric act which concerns us all as human beings and Europeans. My thoughts are with the victims and their families. I wish to express, in my own name and in the name of the European Commission, our greatest solidarity with France."   more

  • 17.12.2014PRESS RELEASE - Growth and jobs for Cyprus: Commissioner Crețu welcomes EU investment programme worth €661 million for 2014-2020

    Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Crețu approved today a programme of investments backed by EU Regional and Cohesion Funds that will play a crucial role in putting Cyprus on the tracks of recovery, by supporting the development of the island's real economy and creating new job opportunities. The programme foresees that more than 600 SMEs are expected to be supported while new jobs will be created through the investments. Investment in ICT should also mean 50% of households should benefit from high-speed broadband coverage.   more

  • 12.12.2014The EU continues to support the reunification of Cyprus

    The European Commission approved a new annual financial assistance programme for the Turkish Cypriot community, worth 32.96 million euro. This allocation will continue the successful EU-funded programme focusing on promoting the economic integration of the island and improving contacts between the two communities and the EU. The overall objective is to facilitate the reunification of Cyprus.   more

  • 11.12.2014PRESS RELEASE

    Poverty: Commission adopts Cypriot programme to use €3.9 million from the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived   more

  • 10.12.2014PRESS RELEASE - Juncker Commission takes oath of independence at the European Court of Justice

    President Jean-Claude Juncker and the Members of the College of Commissioners are taking their formal oath of office today in Luxembourg, at the Court of Justice of the EU. With this “solemn undertaking”, the members of the Commission are pledging to respect the Treaties and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU, to carry out their responsibilities in complete independence and in the general interest of the Union. Commissioners will also promise not to seek or take instructions from any authorities, to refrain from engaging in actions incompatible with their duties and performance of their tasks, and to respect their obligations during and after their term of office.   more

  • 12.11.2014Towards a work programme for a new start for Europe

    The Juncker Commission is committed to restoring citizens' confidence by demonstrating that the EU can deliver for them on the big challenges facing European economies and societies. That starts with setting the right priorities for the 2015 Commission Work Programme.   more

  • 12.11.2014Ανακοίνωση - Έναρξη Ψηφιακού Πρωταθλήματος 2014-2015

    Το Ψηφιακό Πρωτάθλημα (ΨΠ) ξεκινά για δεύτερη συνεχή χρονιά και συγκεντρώνει τεράστιο ενδιαφέρον προσφέροντας τις ευκαιρίες σε όλους να υλοποιήσουν τις καινοτόμες ιδέες τους στον τομέα των Τεχνολογιών Πληροφορικής και Επικοινωνιών. Μεταξύ άλλων προσφέρονται βραβεία και δώρα αξίας δεκάδων χιλιάδων ευρώ.   more

  • 06.11.2014ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ - Θέλεις να μάθεις περισσότερα για τα Ευρωπαϊκά χρηματοδοτικά προγράμματα; ελληνικά (el)

    Οι ευκαιρίες που έχουν οι Κύπριοι να πάρουν χρηματοδότηση από ανταγωνιστικά προγράμματα της ΕΕ είναι το θέμα της σειράς ενημερωτικών σεμιναρίων που διοργανώνουν σε όλες τις πόλεις τις Κύπρου η Αντιπροσωπεία της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής και η Γενική Διεύθυνση Ευρωπαϊκών Προγραμμάτων, Συντονισμού και Ανάπτυξης.   more ελληνικά (el)

  • 07.10.2014ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ: Ευρωπαϊκή Εβδομάδα Κινητικότητας 2014 – Απονομή των βραβείων στους νικητές του διαγωνισμού "Κινητοποίησε το Δήμο Σου" ελληνικά (el)

    Επαρκή και λειτουργικά πεζοδρόμια, περισσότερους ποδηλατοδρόμους, αύξηση δρομολογίων στα λεωφορεία – αυτά είναι μερικά από τα μηνύματα που έστειλαν στις δημοτικές αρχές της περιοχής τους οι πολίτες που συμμετείχαν στον διαγωνισμό "Κινητοποίησε το Δήμο Σου" που διοργανώθηκε  φέτος online στο Facebook από το Γραφείο του Ευρωπαϊκού Κοινοβουλίου και την Αντιπροσωπεία της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής στα πλαίσια της Ευρωπαϊκής Εβδομάδας Κινητικότητας.   more ελληνικά (el)

  • 03.10.2014PRESS RELEASE - Androulla Vassiliou: Five years of European Support for Education, Culture and Youth

    Education and culture are indispensable assets for Europe and Cyprus and we ought to invest in them. That was one of the key messages of Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Ms Androulla Vassiliou, at a press conference held today at EU House in Nicosia, in which she presented the legacy brochure 'Preparing for Life', an account of her work at the European Commission over the past five years.   more

  • 02.10.2014PRESS NOTICE

    New Commission can build on solid achievements in education, youth, culture and sport, says Vassiliou   more

  • 19.09.2014PRESS RELEASE -New milestone in the fight against match-fixing

    The European Commission today welcomes a new milestone in the fight against match-fixing, with the launch of the Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions. The Convention will be declared open for signature this evening at a Council of Europe conference of Sport Ministers in Macolin, Switzerland. Over the past two years, the European Commission has played a key role in the preparation and negotiation of the agreement.   more

  • 12.09.2014PRESS RELEASE - Commissioner Vassiliou to present EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award in Nicosia

    Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will unveil a plaque in Nicosia on Tuesday 16 September to celebrate the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award won by the Home for Cooperation located in a historic building in the United Nations Buffer Zone. The Commissioner will be joined by Irina Subotic, Vice-president of Europa Nostra, Ingrid Schulerud, Ambassador for the European Economic Area and Norway Grants, Constantinos Yiorkadjis, Representative of the Greek Cypriot Community, and Mehmet Harmanci, Representative of the Turkish Cypriot Community. The presentation of the award will be followed by a musical performance.   more

  • 05.09.2014Formation of Juncker Commission advances

    President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker today sent the list of Commissioners-designate to Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in his capacity as President of the Council of the European Union.   more

  • 04.09.2014Karel De Gucht, European Commissioner for Trade,Speech

    Karel De Gucht, European Commissioner for Trade, paid an official visit to Cyprus on September 4th. Mr De Gucht met with President Anastasiades and delivered a keynote speech at a trade event organised by the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism at the Filoxeneia Conference Centre in Nicosia. In his speech, Commissioner De Gucht said:   more

  • 14.08.2014Mind over matter: EU researchers use brainpower to get moving

    Grabbing a glass or typing an email: these are some everyday gestures that are not possible for people with serious physical impairments – even though they have the will and the brainpower to do so. EU-funded projects such as TOBI (Tools for Brain-Computer Interaction) are working on technologies that could greatly improve the quality of life of people such as 20-year-old Francesco or 53-year-old Jean-Luc. Brain-Computer Interaction has allowed them to regain control of paralysed limbs, surf the web and take 'virtual' walks with their thought.   more

  • 13.08.2014Press Release -Safer cruise ships thanks to EU-funded research

    When choosing their summer holidays, many European opt for a cruise, or use a ferry to get where they are going. A very important aspect of passenger shipping is safety. Thanks to EU-funded research, evacuating large passenger ships could be even smoother and safer in future. EU-funded researchers are also helping to design more stable cruise ships and ferries.   more

  • 25.07.2014STATEMENT - Statement by the European Commission, ECB and IMF on the Fifth Review Mission to Cyprus

    Staff teams from the European Commission (EC), European Central Bank (ECB), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Nicosia during July14-25, 2014 for the fifth review of Cyprus's economic programme, which is supported by financial assistance from the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and the IMF. Cyprus’s programme seeks to ensure the recovery of economic activity to preserve the welfare of the population by restoring financial sector stability, strengthening public finance sustainability, and adopting structural reforms to support long-run growth.   more

  • 24.07.2014PRESS RELEASE - European Commission proposes a higher and achievable energy savings target for 2030

    New opportunities for European businesses, affordable energy bills for consumers, increased energy security through a significant reduction of natural gas imports and a positive impact on the environment: these are some of the expected benefits of the energy efficiency target for 2030 put forward today by the European Commission in a Communication. The proposed target of 30 % builds on the achievements already reached: new buildings use half the energy they did in the 1980s and industry is about 19% less energy intensive than in 2001.   more

  • 22.07.2014Joint Research Centre and Cyprus Institute sign partnership agreement

    The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Cyprus Institute signed a partnership agreement on 22 July to boost joint research, innovation and cooperation in fields such as sustainable water and land management, environmental protection, climate change, energy and cultural heritage preservation. Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Vladimír Šucha, Director General of the JRC, Costas Papanicolas, President of the Cyprus Institute, Maria Hadjitheodosiou, Cyprus Deputy Permanent Representative to the EU, and Cypriot Members of the European Parliament were present at the signing of a 'memorandum of understanding' at the Commission headquarters in Brussels.   more

  • 22.07.2014PRESS RELEASE - Commissioner Vassiliou: cultural heritage to gain from stronger European support

    Cultural heritage organisations should seize the opportunities of European Union funding programmes and policies to help address the challenges facing the sector, according to a new report by the European Commission. The policy document, entitled 'Towards an integrated approach to cultural heritage for Europe', states that the sector is at a "crossroads" with reduced public budgets, falling participation in traditional cultural activities and diversifying potential audiences due to urbanization, globalisation and technological change. But it also highlights opportunities for Member States and stakeholders to work more closely across borders to ensure that cultural heritage contributes more to sustainable growth and jobs.   more

  • 15.07.2014A new start for Europe: My agenda for Jobs, Growth, Fairness and Democratic Change

    Today Jean-Claude Juncker was elected President of the European Commission by a strong majority of 422 votes in the European Parliament plenary session. After being proposed as candidate for Commission President by the European Council on 27 June 2014, Jean-Claude Juncker needed a majority of 376 votes in the European Parliament.   more

  • 02.07.2014The Economic Adjustment Programme for Cyprus - 4th Review

    Staff teams from the European Commission (EC), European Central Bank (ECB), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Nicosia from 6 May to 17 May 2014 for the fourth review of Cyprus' economic adjustment programme, which is supported by financial assistance from the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and the IMF. The objectives of Cyprus’ programme are to restore financial sector stability, strengthen public finance sustainability, and adopt structural reforms so as to support sustainable and balanced long-run growth.   more

  • 24.06.2014Press Release - European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Cyprus on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020

    The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with Cyprus setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds in tackling the crisis and encouraging growth for the benefit of the country and its people. Today’s agreement paves the way for investing €735.6 million in total Cohesion Policy funding over 2014-2020 (in current prices, including European Territorial Cooperation funding) and €132.2 million for rural development to be channelled into the country’s real economy. To promote the fisheries and maritime sector, Cyprus will receive €40 million from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).The EU investments will support the Cypriot economy in emerging from the crisis and encourage economic activity. They will help tackle unemployment and boost competitiveness and economic growth through support to entrepreneurship, innovation, training and education. They will also, fight social exclusion and help develop   more

  • 06.06.2014PRESS RELEASE - Environmental Tax Reform at Times of Economic Crisis

    Hans Eichel, Finance Minister of Germany in the period 1999-2005, Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides, the 2010 Economics Nobel Laureate and Chairman of the Council of National Economy of Cyprus and Mr. Nico Heslop, Head of Energy and Climate Change Taxes at HM Treasury in the United Kingdom, were amongst a distinguished selection of speakers at an international conference held today in Nicosia on the subject of "Environmental Tax Reform at Times of Economic Crisis".   more

  • 06.06.2014STATEMENT- Cyprus: Appreciation and support for Chambers of Commerce

    Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met in Brussels the presidents of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce, Phidias Pilides and Fikri Toros. The meeting took place in the presence of a representative from Eurochambres.   more

  • 05.06.2014Press Release - EASO to Provide Support to Cyprus

    The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and Cyprus have today signed a Special Support Plan which provides for EASO support to Cyprus, until July 2015, in a number of prioritized areas, such as training of staff, vulnerable groups, advice on age assessment procedures, enhancing the reception conditions, as well as on data collection and analytical capacity (i.e. statistics and information technology).   more

  • 28.05.2014ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ - Η Επιτροπή ξεκινά εκστρατεία ενημέρωσης των Κυπρίων καταναλωτών για τα δικαιώματά τους ελληνικά (el)

    Εκστρατεία με στόχο την ενημέρωση των Κύπριων καταναλωτών για τα δικαιώματά τους ξεκινά η Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή.   more ελληνικά (el)

  • 27.05.2014Δελτίο Τύπου - Έναρξη της Εκστρατείας Ενημέρωσης της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής για τα Δικαιώματα των Καταναλωτών ελληνικά (el)

    Παρουσίαση της ετήσιας έκθεσης του Ευρωπαϊκού Κέντρου Καταναλωτή Κύπρου.Τετάρτη, 28 Μαΐου 2014, Ώρα: 11.00 π.μ.Σπίτι της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης. Λεωφ. Βύρωνος 30, Λευκωσία   more ελληνικά (el)

  • 07.05.2014CoR - European Public Communication Competition

    The Committee of the Regions is organising the 5th EuroPCom conference on 15-16 October 2014 during which the European Public Communication Award will be handed over to the winner of the European Public Communication Competition.   more

  • 29.04.2014Δημόσια Συζήτηση μεταξύ πολιτών και εκπροσώπων πολιτικών κομμάτων με θέμα τις Ευρωεκλογές ελληνικά (el)

    Το Europe Direct Λεμεσού, με έδρα το Τεχνολογικό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, το Γραφείο του Ευρωπαϊκού Κοινοβουλίου στην Κύπρο, η Αντιπροσωπεία της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής στην Κύπρο και το Κανάλι 6 σας προσκαλούν σε «ΕΥΡΩΔΙΑΛΟΓΟ: Δημόσια Συζήτηση με τους πολίτες με θέμα τις Ευρωεκλογές». Ο Ευρωδιάλογος θα πραγματοποιηθεί τη Δευτέρα 5 Μαΐου και ώρα 5.00μμ στο Αμφιθέατρο Πεύκιος Γεωργιάδης στο ΤΕΠΑΚ, με τη συμμετοχή εκπροσώπων πολιτικών κομμάτων με κοινοβουλευτική εκπροσώπηση: κ. Λευτέρης Χριστοφόρου από το ΔΗΣΥ/ΕΥΡΩΚΟ, κ. Γιώργος Λουκαΐδης από το ΑΚΕΛ, κ.   more ελληνικά (el)

  • 04.04.2014New Nicosia Wastewater Treatment Plant enters in full operation serving both communities

    The European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announce the completion of the project for the new bi-communal Nicosia Wastewater Treatment Plant.  To mark the occasion, a special inaugural event will be held at the plant on Tuesday 8 April 2014, starting at 11.30 a.m. Speeches at the inauguration will be delivered by representatives of the two communities in Nicosia, Mr. Constantinos Yiorkadjis and Mr. Kadri Fellahoğlu, by Mr. Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy and by Mr. Olivier Adam, UNDP Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS. A symbolic action consisting in unveiling of the plaque and watering of olive trees with treated water from the plant will follow.   more

  • 02.04.2014The Economic Adjustment Programme for Cyprus – Third Review - Winter 2014

    Staff teams from the European Commission (EC), European Central Bank (ECB), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Nicosia from 29 January to 11 February 2014 for the third review of Cyprus' economic adjustment programme, which is supported by financial assistance from the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and the IMF. The objectives of Cyprus’ programme are to restore financial sector stability, strengthen public finance sustainability, and adopt structural reforms so as to support sustainable and balanced long-run growth.   more

  • 27.03.2014Cyprus Steering Group: Commission enhances support to the Cyprus settlement process

    On 27 March the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso chaired a meeting of the Cyprus Steering Group in Brussels. The Group assessed the situation following the resumption of fully-fledged settlement talks in February. The Group also reviewed European Commission's support to the negotiation process under UN auspices and help to the Turkish Cypriot Community in preparing for the implementation of the acquis following a settlement. The Group expressed full support to the two parties to bring the process to a successful end.   more

  • 25.03.2014Undeclared work: survey reveals widespread problem

    Around one in ten Europeans (11%) admits that they have bought goods or services involving undeclared work in the previous year, while 4% concede that they have themselves received undeclared pay in return for work. Furthermore, one in 30 (3%) was paid partly in cash by his or her employer ("envelope wages"). These are some of the findings of a Eurobarometer survey which shows that undeclared work continues to be widespread in Europe, though the extent and perception of the problem vary from country to country.   more

  • 19.03.2014Κουίζ για την Ευρώπη: Παγκύπριος Τελικός του Εθνικού Σχολικού Διαγωνισμού 2014 ελληνικά (el)

    Τις γνώσεις τους για την Ευρώπη θα δοκιμάσουν οι τελειόφοιτοι μαθητές από 4 λύκεια της Κύπρου σε ένα κουίζ ερωτήσεων που θα έχει έπαθλο ένα εκπαιδευτικό ταξίδι στις Βρυξέλλες για την πρώτη και την δεύτερη ομάδα.   more ελληνικά (el)

  • 19.03.2014Commission says yes to first successful European Citizens' Initiative

    The Commission today decided to react positively to the first ever successful European Citizens' Initiative, in those areas where it is able to act. Organisers of the Right2Water ECI called on the Commission to ensure that all EU citizens enjoy the right to water and sanitation, to exclude water supply and management of water resources from internal market rules and liberalisation, and to increase its efforts to achieve universal access to water and sanitation around the world.   more

  • 12.03.2014G-7 Leaders Statement

    We, the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission, call on the Russian Federation to cease all efforts to change the status of Crimea contrary to Ukrainian law and in violation of international law. We call on the Russian Federation to immediately halt actions supporting a referendum on the territory of Crimea regarding its status, in direct violation of the Constitution of Ukraine.   more

  • 07.03.2014Support Package for Ukraine

    The Commission is proposing concrete measures for the short and medium term to help stabilise the economic and financial situation in Ukraine, assist with the transition, encourage political and economic reforms and support inclusive development for the benefit of all Ukrainians.   more

  • 05.03.2014Remarks by President Barroso on Ukraine

    "The events of the last days have shocked us all and reminded us that principles that we cherish, like peace, cannot be taken for granted. It also reminds us how the outdated logic of the balance of powers is dangerous and wrong and we need to replace it with a logic of cooperation and dialogue, in full respect of international law."   more

  • 28.02.2014Equal Pay Day: Gender Pay Gap stagnates at 16.4% across Europe

    Women in Europe still work 59 days ‘for free’ – this is what the latest figures released today by the European Commission show. The gender pay gap – the average difference between women and men’s hourly earnings across the entire economy – has barely moved in recent years and still stands at around 16% (it stands at 16.4% as the year before).   more

  • 26.02.2014New rules for tobacco products

    Today the European Parliament approved a revised EU Tobacco Products Directive. This new law strengthens the rules on how tobacco products are manufactured, produced and presented in the EU, and introduces rules for certain tobacco-related products.   more

  • 25.02.2014Winter 2014 forecast: Recovery gaining ground

    The European Commission's winter forecast foresees a continuation of the economic recovery in most Member States and in the EU as a whole. After exiting recession in spring 2013 and three consecutive quarters of subdued recovery, the outlook is for a moderate step-up in economic growth. Following real GDP growth of 1.5% in the EU and 1.2% in the euro area in 2014, activity is seen accelerating in 2015 to 2.0% in the EU and 1.8% in the euro area.   more

  • 24.02.2014State aid: Commission approves restructuring of Cypriot cooperative banks

    The European Commission has found recapitalisation and restructuring aid measures in favour of the Cooperatives Credit Institutions and their central body, the Cooperative Central Bank Ltd. (together "the cooperative banking sector") in Cyprus to be in line with EU state aid rules. In particular, the measures will enable the cooperative banking sector to become viable in the long term without continued state support, while limiting the distortions of competition created by the aid.   more

  • 20.02.2014Commission presents new European strategy to promote coastal and maritime tourism

    The European Commission today presented a new strategy to support coastal and maritime tourism in Europe. Recognising the sector's potential for sustainable growth and job creation, the strategy outlines 14 EU actions to help coastal regions and businesses tackle the challenges they face and strengthen the sector's position as a key driver of Europe's blue economy. These concrete actions are accompanied by a break-down of the tasks that Member States, Regions and industry stakeholders can undertake to complement the EU actions.   more

  • 17.02.2014300 million extra customers for telecoms companies when roaming charges end, survey shows

    94% of Europeans who travel outside their home country limit their use of services like Facebook, because of mobile roaming charges, according to a new survey of 28,000 EU citizens. The European Commission calculates that telecoms companies are missing out on a market of around 300 million phone users because of current pricing strategies, with negative effects for other businesses such as app makers.   more

  • 10.02.2014EU-Turkey: Ministerial dialogue in Brussels

    High Representative/ Vice-President Catherine Ashton and Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoğlu and Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu for political dialogue on Monday in Brussels.     more

  • 06.02.2014Κύπριοι μαθητές από 31 σχολεία διαγωνίζονται στις γνώσεις τους για τα Ευρωπαϊκά θέματα ελληνικά (el)

    Τις γνώσεις τους για την Ευρώπη θα δοκιμάσουν οι τελειόφοιτοι μαθητές από 31 λύκεια της Κύπρου σε ένα κουίζ ερωτήσεων που για τους φιναλίστ θα έχει έπαθλο ένα εκπαιδευτικό ταξίδι στις Βρυξέλλες.   more ελληνικά (el)

  • 05.02.2014Winners of EU Young Translator Contest announced

    The names of the winners of the European Commission’s annual EU Young Translator 'Juvenes Translatores' contest for secondary school pupils are published today. More than 3 000 teenage pupils from 750 schools sat the contest and their papers were marked by the Commission's in-house translators. The winners – one per Member State - will be invited to an award ceremony in Brussels on 8 April, where each will receive a trophy from Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.   more

  • 05.02.2014Commission opens in-depth investigation into restructuring aid for Cyprus Airways

    The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to verify whether Cyprus' plans to support the restructuring of Cyprus Airways with €102 million are in line with EU state aid rules. The Commission will investigate in particular whether the restructuring plan is suitable to make Cyprus Airways viable without continued state support and to offset the competition distortions created by the state aid.   more

  • 04.02.2014The European Union gives an additional €2.6 million to support the committee on missing persons

    The European Commission has signed the sixth contribution agreement with the United Nations Development Programme providing further €2.6 million of EU funding support to the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) in Cyprus. This significant additional contribution marks the continuous support of the European Union to the CMP and brings the total amount donated by the EU in support of the CMP to EUR 12.1 million. The EU is by far the biggest donor to the Committee on Missing Persons.   more

  • 03.02.2014Commission unveils first EU Anti-Corruption Report

    Corruption continues to be a challenge for Europe. Affecting all EU Member States, corruption costs the European economy around 120 billion euros per year. Member States have taken many initiatives in recent years, but the results are uneven and more should be done to prevent and punish corruption. These are some of the conclusions from the first ever EU Anti-Corruption Report published today by the European Commission.   more

  • 29.01.2014Structural reform of the EU banking sector

    Today, the European Commission has proposed new rules to stop the biggest and most complex banks from engaging in the risky activity of proprietary trading. The new rules would also give supervisors the power to require those banks to separate certain potentially risky trading activities from their deposit-taking business if the pursuit of such activities compromises financial stability. Alongside this proposal, the Commission has adopted accompanying measures aimed at increasing transparency of certain transactions in the shadow banking sector. These measures complement the overarching reforms already undertaken to strengthen the EU financial sector.   more

  • 28.01.2014Data Protection Day 2014: Vice-President Reding calls for a new data protection compact for Europe

    Two years after the European Commission proposed a major reform of the EU’s data protection rules to make them fit for the 21st century (IP/12/46), considerable progress has been made (MEMO/14/60 from 27 January). In October 2013, the European Parliament's leading Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) voted by a large majority to back the Commission’s proposals (MEMO/13/923). Ministers in the Justice Council have meanwhile held numerous discussions on the proposals but not yet agreed on a mandate to start negotiations with the European Parliament. Today, on European Data Protection Day, Vice-President Viviane Reding, the EU’s Justice Commissioner in a speech at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) called for a "Data Protection Compact for Europe" (SPEECH/14/62). European Commission experts will answer questions about data protection in a live Twitter chat from 12.00 to 13.30 CET. Join the chat using the #EUdataP and #EUchat hashtags.   more

  • 28.01.2014Better quality checks in universities and vocational colleges

    Member States must shift from a box-ticking approach and upgrade their quality systems if they want to improve the performance of universities and vocational colleges, according to two reports published by the European Commission today on quality assurance in higher education and vocational training . The reports highlight that, although progress has been achieved, further reforms are needed to ensure a 'quality culture' so that teaching is more closely aligned with labour market realities and societal needs. They also call for more emphasis to be given to international cooperation and for students to have a greater say in decision-making.   more

  • 24.01.2014Erasmus+ Launch in Nicosia

    Erasmus+, the EU's new funding programme for education, training, youth and sport, was launched in Nicosia on Friday 24 January by Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth. The new programme will provide grants for more than four million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience or volunteer abroad over the next seven years. Around 15 000 Cypriots are expected to benefit from Erasmus+, which builds on the success of the Erasmus student exchange scheme and other training and youth programmes.   more

  • 21.01.2014Creative Europe in the Oscar race

    Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou has welcomed the fact that four of the five movies nominated as Best Foreign Language Film for the Oscars are supported by the EU's Creative Europe MEDIA programme. The UK film Philomenia, nominated as Best Picture and for Best Actress, as well as films in the categories of Best Animated Feature Film and Best Documentary Feature, have also received support from the MEDIA sub-programme.   more

  • 16.01.2014PRESS RELEASE - Commissioner Vassiliou launches Erasmus+ in Greece

    Erasmus+ – the EU's new funding programme for education, training, youth and sport - was launched in Athens today by Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, in the presence of Constantine Arvanitopoulos, Minister for Education, and Panos Panayiotopoulos, Minister for Culture and Sports, representing the Greek EU Presidency. More than four million people, almost twice as many as now, will get an EU grant to study, train, gain work experience or volunteer abroad over the next seven years. Erasmus+ will have a total budget of €14.7 billion – 40% more than under the previous programmes in 2017-2013.   more

  • 07.01.2014EU house for civil society survey

    Across the European Union (EU), only just over one third of the more than 30,000 respondents feel that they are well informed about their rights as citizens of the, according to a recent poll. Trust in the European Union has gradually been decreasing over the past few years, although overall it still exceeds citizens’ trust in their national governments. Overall, citizens feel disconnected from the EU institutions and feel that they have little say in EU decision-making processes.   more

  • 28.10.2013Statement of President Barroso at the final press conference following the European Council

    Extracts: "There was an important discussion about SMEs. How can we contribute to avoid the difficulties that exist today, also in the euro area, in terms of the lending conditions to SMEs in Europe? And we have agreed to significantly increase the funding for SMEs through the structural and investment funds, leveraging the European Investment Bank loans so that they can have this kind of funding available, which is particularly important for countries that have very big pressure on their budgets and also in terms of the access to markets of their companies."   more

  • 17.10.2013«Οι Ευρωτουρκικες Σχέσεις και το Κυπριακό» - Ομιλία από τον κο Μαρκοπουλιώτη, Επικεφαλής της Αντιπροσωπείας της EE στην Κύπρο ελληνικά (el)

    «Οι Ευρωτουρκικες Σχέσεις και το Κυπριακό: Στρατηγικές στο νέο Ευρωπαϊκό Περιβάλλον» - Ομιλία από τον κο Γεώργιο Μαρκοπουλιώτη, Επικεφαλής της Αντιπροσωπείας της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής στην Κύπρο, την Τετάρτη, 16 Οκτωβρίου 2013, 19:00, στο Κτίριο Europe Direct Λεμεσού   more ελληνικά (el)

  • 11.09.2013State of the Union address 2013

    The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, has given his State of the Union address at the European Parliament plenary session/Strasbourg, today, 11 September 2013.   more

  • 18.06.2013Ομιλία Μαρκοπουλιώτη: «Οι σχέσεις Κύπρου-ΕΕ σε μετάβαση» ελληνικά (el)

    Ομιλία από τον κο Γεώργιο Μαρκοπουλιώτη, Επικεφαλής της Αντιπροσωπείας της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής στην Κύπρο, την Δευτέρα, 17 Ιουνίου 2013, 19:00, στο Europe Direct Λεμεσού - «Οι σχέσεις Κύπρου-ΕΕ σε μετάβαση: Σχεδιάζοντας ξανά την ευρωπαϊκή μας πορεία»   more ελληνικά (el)

  • 30.04.2013Προστασία προσωπικών δεδομένων, διαφάνεια και δημόσιο συμφέρον

    Η προστασία των προσωπικών δεδομένων δεν αποτελεί εμπόδιο στη διαφάνεια ούτε στην διερεύνηση θεμάτων δημοσίου συμφέροντος, ήταν το κύριο συμπέρασμα της εκδήλωσης που πραγματοποιήθηκε την Δευτέρα, 29 Απριλίου, στο Σπίτι της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης στο πλαίσιο του Ευρωπαϊκού Έτους Πολιτών 2013. Συνδιοργανωτές ήταν το Γραφείο του Ευρωπαϊκού Κοινοβουλίου στην Κύπρο, η Αντιπροσωπεία της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής στην Κύπρο και το Γραφείο Τύπου και Πληροφοριών.   more

  • 24.04.2013Launch of MY CY Radio

    Welcome address by Mr Georgios Markopouliotis, Head of the European Commission Representation in Cyprus, on Wednesday, 24 April 2013, 15:00 at the EU House, Nicosia   more

  • 28.03.2013Statement by the European Commission on the capital controls imposed by the Republic of Cyprus

    The Commission takes note of temporary restrictions on the free movement of capital, including capital controls, imposed by the Republic of Cyprus as part of a series of measures to prevent the significant risk of uncontrollable outflow of deposits which would lead to the collapse of the credit institutions and to the immediate risk of complete destabilisation of the financial system of Cyprus.   more

  • 26.03.2013Statement by President Barroso on Cyprus

    Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. After talks at the highest level with the President of Cyprus, the Eurogroup yesterday [March 24] reached an agreement on a programme for the Republic of Cyprus that, if properly implemented, we believe will restore the viability of the Cypriot economy.   more

  • 25.03.2013Remarks by VP Rehn on Cyprus at the Eurogroup Press Conference on 25 March 2013

    Thank you for your patience, ladies and gentlemen. It's been yet another hard day's night. I'm not saying a long and winding road, but it was absolutely essential that an agreement be reached tonight on a financial assistance programme for Cyprus. We now have such an agreement in place, which means that we can now work, starting today, to help the Cypriot people to rebuild their economy.   more

  • 12.03.2013Χαιρετισμός Επιτρόπου Βασιλείου στα εγκαίνια της Κρατικής Εκπαιδευτικής Έκθεσης Κύπρου ελληνικά (el)

    Χαιρετισμός Επιτρόπου κυρίας Ανδρούλλας Βασιλείου στα εγκαίνια της Κρατικής Εκπαιδευτικής Έκθεσης Κύπρου το Σάββατο 2 Μαρτίου 2013 (τον χαιρετισμό διάβασε ο Επικεφαλής της Αντιπροσωπείας της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής στην Κύπρο, κ. Γιώργος Μαρκοπουλιώτης).   more ελληνικά (el)

  • 28.11.2012Αντιπρόεδρος Reding: Η Ευρώπη, το δίκαιο και οι γερμανοί νομικοί: μια παρέμβαση του Λουξεμβούργου ελληνικά (el)

    Ομιλία της Viviane Reding, Αντιπροέδρου της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής, Επιτρόπου Δικαιοσύνης της ΕΕ, με τίτλο «Η Ευρώπη, το δίκαιο και οι γερμανοί νομικοί: μια παρέμβαση του Λουξεμβούργου», που εκφωνήθηκε στο πλαίσιο του 69ου Συνεδρίου του συλλόγου γερμανών νομικών Deutscher Juristentag στο Μόναχο, στις 18 Σεπτεμβρίου 2012.   more ελληνικά (el)

  • 23.11.2012Statement by Vice-President Rehn on Cyprus

    I welcome the decisive progress that has been made in the discussions between the European Commission, European Central Bank, International Monetary Fund and the Cypriot authorities on the key policies needed to strengthen public finances, restore the health of the financial system, and strengthen competiveness.   more

  • 12.09.2012State of the Union Address 2012

    José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission, delivers the State of the Union 2012 Address at the Plenary session of the European Parliament/Strasbourg, 12 September 2012   more

  • 16.08.2012Culture's role in the European Union's external relations

    Speech (in English) by Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the European Commission responsible for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, on culture's role in the European Union's external relations, delivered at the First International Culture Summit in Edinburgh on 13 August 2012.   more

  • 16.11.2011Commission adopts 2012 Work Programme for European Renewal

    The European Commission has today adopted a Work Programme for the coming year, "Delivering European renewal". The Programme sets out how the Commission will build on the ambitious set of proposals to respond to the economic crisis already on the table with further measures next year. It translates the political priorities identified by President Barroso in the <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/president/state-union-2011/index_en.htm" target="_blank">State of the Union address</a> into concrete actions for the next year.   more

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