Today Nicolai Wammen will discuss ways to generate investment, growth and jobs in the EU with the parliamentarians. The debate takes place ahead of the informal meeting among the Heads of State or Government in Brussels 23 May. Wammen will also participate in debate specifically about ways to improve the conditions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME).
Today the Danish Presidency gained support from member states for an agreement that will strengthen the regulation of credit rating agencies.
On Monday 21 May 2012, The Danish Ministry of the Environment, the city of Aalborg and the European Commission host the 20-year anniversary of one of Europe’s key pieces of nature legislation, the Habitats Directive, and of LIFE, the EU funding instrument for the Environment in the raised bog habitat of Lille Vildmose.
Today EU Economic and Finance Ministers agreed to strengthen regulation of the financial sector with a new Capital Requirements Directive. Thereby the EU is taking the lead ahead of other large global economies in complying with the G20 objectives on the implementation of the Basel standards for capital and liquidity.
The European Ministers for Education, led by the Danish EU Presidency, arrived on Friday 11 May 2012 at their first agreement on the contents of EU’s new education and youth programme, established to improve the educational opportunities in Europe.
Denmark boosts bicycling in the capitals of Europe, when Europe Day on 9 May is celebrated with green events throughout the EU.
The Danish Minister for the Environment, Ida Auken, is satisfied with a new international agreement that sets stricter requirements to air pollution across the borders of Europe. The agreement reaches until 2020.
On 7-8 May 2012, high-level representatives and experts from EU Member States, international institutions, businesses, civil society and academia have been invited by the Danish EU Presidency to discuss how the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights adopted by the UN last year can be put into practice. The Danish Government will be represented by the Minister for Business and Growth, Mr Ole Sohn, the Minister for Trade and Investments, Ms Pia Olsen Dyhr and Minister for Development Cooperation, Mr Christian Friis Bach.
The door is ajar for a number of countries' membership of the EU, but what are the prospects of the new countries' accession and what does it means for the countries to join and for the EU to have more members? Those are some of the questions that will be debated when Minister for European Affairs Nicolai Wammen lectures at Aarhus University together with Professor Philipp Schröder and Associate Professor Derek Beach.
The Danish Presidency is ready to begin negotiations with the European Parliament on the accounting directives
Europe Day, 9 May, is the last chance to participate in the Danish EU Presidency’s photo competition 'EU Snapshots of Your Life' and win tablets.
More possibilities for decentralized decisions was a theme at today’s Council meeting where EU Fisheries Ministers discussed the Commission’s proposals on transferable fishing concessions and regionalization of fisheries management.
The EU agricultural Ministers want a Common Agricultural Policy that is easier to administer and that more decisions should be left to the Member States.
The Interior Ministers of the EU Member States have decided on new measures to combat terrorism in Europe. The Council agreed on the need to establish a European framework for exchanging air passenger information. Furthermore, the ministers showed broad support for enhanced control of chemical substances that can be used to produce home made explosives. The Council also adopted a new EU action plan aimed at stepping up the fight against illegal immigration.
The high youth unemployment rate in Europe as well as the pressure on social services were subject to a lively debate when the European ministers for social affairs and employment met for an informal ministerial meeting in Horsens, Denmark. At the meeting, it was furthermore discussed how to better protect EU-citizens posted to another Member State.
Der Justizminister und Präsident des JI-Rates Morten Bødskov will den Einsatz der EU gegen den Terrorismus stärken. Der Minister hat deshalb die Terrorbekämpfung ganz oben auf die Tagesordnung gesetzt, wenn die europäischen Minister für innere Angelegenheiten zu dem Ratstreffen in Luxemburg zusammenkommen. Der Justizminister will zugleich den Einsatz der EU gegen illegale Einwanderung stärken.