Den Vorsitz über die Verhandlungen zum mehrjährigen Haushaltsplan der EU im Rat „Allgemeine Angelegenheiten“ am Dienstag, dem 29. Mai, führt der Minister für europäische Angelegenheiten, Nicolai Wammen.
Today, Monday 28 May, Prime Minster Helle Thorning-Schmidt and President of the Danish Parliament Mogens Lykketoft welcomed politicians from 78 developing countries as well as from the European Parliament in Horsens.
On 24-25 May 2012, the Danish EU Presidency and the European Commission will open the doors for a conference in Copenhagen on financing and organising large transport infrastructure projects.
Today, the Danish Presidency has reached agreement with the European Parliament on a regulation on the Internal Market Information System (the IMI-system). The agreement ensures that Member States’ authorities are able to cooperate more effectively across borders. The Danish Minister for Business and Growth sees the agreement as a considerable result for the Danish Presidency.
The Danish Presidency has secured an ambitious agreement between the institutions of EU. The new requirements will dramatically reduce the harmful smoke from ships.
Today, the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament agreed to initiate a pilot phase on European project bonds in 2012-13. This remains an important milestone, and the Danish presidency has therefore played an important role in the efforts towards strengthening European infrastructure. Concretely, the project will contribute to enhancing Europe’s competitiveness and thereby enhance the prospects for economic growth. The pilot phase on project bonds makes cooperation between private stakeholders and the European Investment Bank (EIB), EU and the member states on infrastructure projects within transport, energy, and information- and communication technology easier.
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.
Am Donnerstag, dem 10. Mai 2012 treffen sich die EU-Minister für Kultur, audiovisuelle Medien und Sport in Brüssel, um zwei neue Förderprogramme auf diesen Gebieten zu erörtern. Am Tag darauf treffen sich die Unterrichts- und Jugendminister der EU. Auf der Tagesordnung steht das Bildungs- und Jugendprogramm Erasmus für alle.
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.