Development Minister Christian Friis Bach will travel to New Zealand and Vanuatu to create a new alliance between the EU and Pacific, African and Caribbean countries on sustainable development ahead of the RIO+20 Summit.
Climate Finance, land-use and forestry greenhouse gas uptake and emissions were discussed by ministers for climate and state of play on Low Carbon Energy Roadmap 2050 was presented in today’s Council meeting in Luxembourg.
Environment Ministers adopted Council Conclusions on the content of the 7th Environment Action Programme in Luxembourg today. The Conclusions set an ambitious course for environment policies for the next decade.
Ces deux derniers jours, Nicolai Wammen était l'hôte d'une réunion des ministres en charge des affaires européennes des Vingt-sept à Aarhus et à Horsens. Le Conseil a pu examiner pour la première fois la panoplie complète des idées de mesures de relance de la croissance proposées en préparation du Conseil européen qui aura lieu fin juin.
The Minister for European Affairs, Mr Wammen, will attend the European Parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg the 12th – 13th of June. It is the last out of nine plenary sessions during the Danish Presidency of the Council.
Today, the European Ministers for Justice agreed on new rules which inter alia will make cross border trade flow more easily and improve the handing of matters regarding successions within the EU. The Ministers also took important steps to improve the protection of the fundamental rights of persons suspected of or charged with a criminal act.
On 7-8 June 2012 the Danish Minister for Business and Growth, Ole Sohn, brought the shipping industry’s administrative burdens in the EU into focus.
Les 10 et 11 juin prochains, les ministres en charge des affaires européennes des Vingt-sept tiendront à Aarhus et à Horsens leur dernière réunion informelle sous présidence danoise afin de poursuivre leurs négociations sur le cadre financier pluriannuel de l'UE et préparer le Sommet européen des 28 et 29 juin, où chefs d'Etat et de gouvernement se concerteront sur une stratégie de croissance pour l'Union européenne.
The Danish Minister for Justice and Chair of the Justice and Home Affairs Council, Morten Bødskov, aims to strengthen EU’s efforts to combat cybercrime. Therefore, the Danish minister has placed this issue at the very top of the agenda when the European Ministers for Home Affairs meet at the Council meeting in Luxembourg. The Minister for Justice also aims to ensure new and simplified rules in commercial matters and in the area of successions.
To day the Council, the European Parliament and the Commission agreed on a Directive that makes it possible for cultural institutions to give access to Europe’s cultural heritage across borders in the EU.
Informal Council in Horsens: The discussion at the agricultural Minister’s green think tank showed consensus that there really is no choice between productivity and sustainability.
As part of the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, The Danish Minister for Culture, Uffe Elbæk, has together with the Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou taken the initiative to start a dialogue on the role of culture in a time of crisis.
Under the headline ‘EU Snapshots of Your Life’, the Danish EU Presidency has organized a photo competition primarily aimed at young people taking photos of how the EU and Europe affects their daily lives. The 40 best photos will be on display at the Royal Library in Copenhagen from 7 June.
The Danish Presidency is now entering a decisive phase. The Presidency has already reached agreement on several important files to the benefit of both European citizens and businesses, but despite that the summer weather has gradually settled in, the meeting rooms will be buzzing with activity throughout the last month of the Danish EU Presidency.
The Danish EU Presidency has reached an agreement on European standardisation. Thereby the Council and the European Parliament has agreed on the first of the twelve initiatives in the Single Market Act intended to modernise European trade and contribute to growth in Europe. The agreement will improve conditions for participation of businesses and stakeholders in the development of standards, ensure that standards reach the market faster, which will shorten the time span from idea to production, and boost the development of European standards for services.