Minister for European Affairs Nicolai Wammen attends the European Parliament mini plenary session on 28 and 29 March and in particular participates in four debates on enlargement (Serbia, Kosovo, Turkey and Montenegro). He will also hold a meeting with commissioner Štefan Füle and sign EU legislation.
The EU Ministers for Transport were gathered today for a Council Meeting in Brussels to discuss, among other issues, how cross-border transport and infrastructure can generate growth in the EU.
Should it be easier for European consumers to bring compensation claims before the courts? This is one of the questions that will be discussed when, today, Minister of Justice and President of the Justice and Home Affairs Council, Morten Bødskov, opens a conference focused on collective redress in a European perspective.
The future scope and impact of EU policies will largely depend on the shape of the next MFF, which is now under discussion, on the basis of the European Commission's proposals submitted in June last year. The aim of this conference is to deepen the discussion between the key actors of the European institutions.
On 19-20 March 2012, a total of 375 decision-makers and experts from a number of EU Member States convened for the SportVision2012 conference in Copenhagen. The conclusion is clear: Sport for all has the potential to play a significant role as a dynamo in a number of societal areas that go beyond sport in a narrow sense.
The main issue for today’s debate in the Council (Agriculture and Fisheries) was on how to reduce red tape in the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy. Innovation was also on the agenda.
Ministers, European Commissioners, experts and more than 600 delegates will gather in Copenhagen to define the framework for continued active cooperation between EU countries regarding research infrastructures. The conference will result in concrete input to Horizon 2020.
The EU fisheries Ministers have just agreed on common guidelines for EU fisheries agreements with third countries. At the Council meeting in Brussels today it was also decided to strengthen the enforcement of the controversial finning of sharks. Furthermore the Ministers had a public debate on the Commission’s proposal to ban discard.
Together with the Danish sports organisations, the Danish EU Presidency will place the qualities and the challenges of sport for all on the agenda of the EU. Sport for all holds opportunities and perspectives that go far beyond the participation in sport as such.
Young people are our future. That is why their active citizenship is on the agenda at a major EU youth conference in Denmark 18 – 21 March 2012.
The Danish development cooperation turns 50.
Representing the EU member states, the Danish Minister for Environment Ida Auken today signed an agreement on water collaboration with China. From Europe, the collaboration will be led by Denmark and is expected to result in an increase in export of green technology and the creation of new jobs.
On 14 -15 March the Danish EU Presidency hosts an international conference in Copenhagen on joint combat against antimicrobial resistance. The Danish Presidency is aiming for the Council to conclude on common EU measures for combating antimicrobial resistance.
The Member States of the European Union have taken an important step towards improving the legal position of beneficiaries in succession cases. Thus, the European Parliament has today granted its support to a proposal for new rules that will allow succession cases connected to several Member States to be settled by one authority and under one set of rules. The Danish EU Presidency has dedicated a focused effort to achieving agreement on the issue, and the vote of the European Parliament is the culmination of a process of intense negotiation between the Council and the European Parliament. However, due to its opt-out in matters concerning justice affairs, Denmark will not itself gain any benefit from the new rules.
Tomorrow, Monday 12 March in Copenhagen, Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs Villy Søvndal opens an international conference on counter-terrorism and human rights.
26 EU Environment Ministers today managed to agree on a climate strategy towards 2050. With 26 countries agreeing to the Presidency’s text on the Low Carbon 2050 Roadmap the conclusions were not formally adopted but will be presented as Presidency conclusions.