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.
To stimulate the debate about the challenges facing Europe the Danish newspaper Politiken has invited a number of prominent European opinion leaders to write an essay on Europe. Also, a series of debates with some of the contributors will be held in cooperation with the Danish Presidency of the Council.
Minister for European Affairs, Nicolai Wammen, will be chairing the second round of negotiations on the multiannual budget of the EU in the General Affairs Council on Monday 26 March.
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.
On Thursday 22 March 2012, EU Ministers for Transport meet in Brussels to discuss new guidelines for the EU’s transport network, TEN-T, and aviation policy.
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.
The reform of the Common Fisheries Policy is on the agenda for the Council meeting (agriculture and fisheries) 19 March with emphasis on the EU fisheries in third countries and a ban on discard. On Tuesday 20 March the agricultural Ministers will be focusing on simplification of the CAP
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.