Denmark launches a new journalistic shortcut to Denmark: Denmark Stay Tuned.
Joint press statement by the Danish Presidency and the European Commission.
150 km of cords and cables are to be rolled up and packed away. Flowers and plants are placed carefully in boxes. They are not to be thrown out, but in line with the sustainability profile of the Presidency they are planted in Aarhus, where they will take root. The sponsored furniture is wrapped in bubble wrap and sent back to Fritz Hansen Furniture with a 'thank you’ note attached.
The Danish Presidency has just reached an agreement in the EU ensuring seafarers improved training.
Today, one of the goals high on the energy agenda of the Danish Presidency has been reached. The Danish Presidency has finalized an agreement with the European Parliament, which will put Member States in a stronger position when entering into oil and gas agreements with countries outside of the EU.
The EU agriculture Ministers have today decided to work for better animal welfare in the future and have endorsed both a proposal for combating antimicrobial resistance and a progress report on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.
At the Council meeting 18 June Mette Gjerskov will present a progress report on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy. At the meeting the EU agricultural Ministers will also discuss animal welfare, rural development policy and organic production.
Today, at the last Energy Council meeting during the Danish EU presidency Member States endorsed the compromise on the Energy Efficiency Directive reached with the European Parliament in negotiations Wednesday and confirmed by Coreper Thursday.
Today, Christian Friis Bach was one of the main forces when 105 rich and poor countries signed a major alliance ahead of next week's Rio+20 summit.
Save the Children and the Ministry of Justice are hosting a joint conference on unaccompanied minors arriving in Europe. This conference will focus on the exchange of experiences on unaccompanied minors and participants will discuss future challenges and practical tools. The conference will take place on the 18th and 19th of June 2012.
The Danish Presidency today received the EU Member States' endorsement of the compromise on the Energy Efficiency Directive, which was reached with the European Parliament in the negotiations last night. Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Buildings, Martin Lidegaard, will present the final compromise text to his ministerial colleagues at the Energy Council meeting on 15 June.
The European patent prize has today been awarded to inven-tors from Danish Widex at the European Inventor Award 2012 in the Danish Playhouse in Copenhagen. The prize is awarded for Widex' revolutionary computer technology to design hearing aids. The prestigious prize emphasizes Danish companies’ innovation capacity, says Danish Minister for Business and Growth, Ole Sohn.