European Ministers for Health have discussed how to make room for innovation in the health systems both at national and European level. They also pushed forward the agenda on chronic diseases in the discussion on patient empowerment. Ministers also discussed medical devices and agreed to use the Health Security Committee as a platform for crisis management in the field of medical devices.
Europaminister Nicolai Wammen leitet am Dienstag, dem 24. April die dritte Verhandlungsrunde über die mehrjährige Haushaltsplanung im Rat für Allgemeine Angelegenheiten. Die Verhandlungen umfassen den Teil des Haushalts, der die Agrar- und Kohäsionspolitik der EU betrifft.
EU Energy ministers agreed that the Energy Efficiency Directive should be adopted before the end of June. The President of the Energy Council, Mr. Martin Lidegaard, is satisfied by the constructive discussions during the informal ministerial meeting in Horsens, Denmark on Thursday and Friday.
Die Beschäftigungs- und Sozialminister der EU treffen sich am 24. und 25. April in Horsens zu einer informellen Tagung des Ministerrats. Die Minister werden unter anderem darüber diskutieren, wie sich die steigende Jugendarbeitslosigkeit bekämpfen lässt und wie die Länder neue Methoden entwickeln können, um die Qualität der sozialen Dienste zu verbessern. Die Minister werden außerdem darüber sprechen, wie die EU-Bürger, die in einem anderen EU-Land arbeiten oder dort eine Dienstleistung erbringen wollen, besser geschützt werden können.
How can we trigger European economic growth? What divides and what unifies? What reforms are needed? And are the member states willing to make the necessary changes to move forward as a union? These questions are up for debate when President of the European Commission José Maunel Barroso and Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt lecture at Copenhagen University.
There is no other way out of the economic crisis than through a green economy, which will strengthen the development of new and greener technologies, resource reductions and the protecting of our nature and the biodiversity. A green transition will create millions of jobs and make Europe more sustainable and competitive.
The European Parliament approves new agreement between the EU and the United States on the exchange of passenger data.The EU has taken an important step in the fight against international crime and in the protection of the privacy of European citizens. The European-Parliament today voted to approve a new agreement between the EU and the USA on the exchange of airline passenger data for the purpose of combating serious cross-border crime. The Minister of Justice, Mr. Morten Bødskov, represented the Danish EU Presidency during the final debate in the European Parliament.
Today, the Danish Presidency reached an agreement on a stronger European Maritime Safety Agency. The agreement ensures that the Agency is able to carry out its tasks in relation to maritime safety and the marine environment in a better and more efficient manner.
Umweltministerin Ida Auken und der Minister für Klima, Energie und Bau Martin Lidegaard haben ihre europäischen Ministerkollegen zu einem informellen Ministertreffen vom 17.-20. April in Horsens eingeladen. Auf der Tagesordnung steht ein Europa, das grüner wird und dadurch zur Lösung der Finanzkrise beiträgt.
On the 16th of April 2012, the Danish EU Presidency and the EU Commission will be hosting a conference on sustainable energy in Brussels (EU Sustainable Energy for All Summit). Among others, the conference will be attended by the UN Secretary-General, the President of the EU Commission and the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation.
The Danish EU Presidency wishes to draw special attention to the severe challenges, which young Europeans are currently facing. The matter will be addressed at the Informal meeting of Ministers for Employment and Social Policy on the 24 and 25 April and at the Conference on ’Youth: Employment and Inclusion in times of crisis’ on the 26 and 27 April in Horsens.
The EU institutions employ nearly 40,000 people widely representing the EU. They put their mark on the European political work with their different approaches and spectrum of solutions.
Today the Council and the European Parliament have reached an agreement about technical modifications to the regulation from 2002 on double-hull oil tankers.
The EU citizens' initiative came into effect on Sunday 1 April and gives EU citizens the opportunity to set the agenda.
Heads of states and governments, UN and other international organisations, experts and NGOs will gather for three days in June for the Rio+20 Conference in Rio de Janeiro. The Conference will set the stage for future sustainable development.
As part of the Danish Presidency, the Danish Foreign Minister will be representing the EU High Representative Ashton at the EU-IGAD political dialogue which will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 3 April 2012.