As part of the Danish EU Presidency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the Ministry of Culture are hosting a ‘Meeting of Cultural Directors’ from 13-15 June. The meeting involves senior officials from member and candidate countries' ministries of culture and ministries of foreign affairs responsible for cultural affairs and public diplomacy. The meeting will contribute to the formulation of a comprehensive European strategy for culture and has a special focus on the relationship between the EU and China.
Meet the Presidency for a chat about the six months as chair of the EU Council of Ministers and join when Minister for European Affairs Nicolai Wammen debate the results of the Presidency with colleagues from the Commission and the European Parliament - all at the People Meeting, Denmark’s National Political Festival, taking place on 14 - 17th June in Allinge on the island of Bornholm.
Press release from the European Commission, European Parliament and the Presidency of the Council.
Development Minister Christian Friis Bach will travel to New Zealand and Vanuatu to create a new alliance between the EU and Pacific, African and Caribbean countries on sustainable development ahead of the RIO+20 Summit.
Climate Finance, land-use and forestry greenhouse gas uptake and emissions were discussed by ministers for climate and state of play on Low Carbon Energy Roadmap 2050 was presented in today’s Council meeting in Luxembourg.
Environment Ministers adopted Council Conclusions on the content of the 7th Environment Action Programme in Luxembourg today. The Conclusions set an ambitious course for environment policies for the next decade.
The Minister for European Affairs, Mr Wammen, will attend the European Parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg the 12th – 13th of June. It is the last out of nine plenary sessions during the Danish Presidency of the Council.
Des pratiques de pêche durables seront le thème récurrent d'une orientation générale sur la réforme de la politique commune de la pêche que le Conseil des ministres devrait adopter mardi 12 juin.
Today, the European Ministers for Justice agreed on new rules which inter alia will make cross border trade flow more easily and improve the handing of matters regarding successions within the EU. The Ministers also took important steps to improve the protection of the fundamental rights of persons suspected of or charged with a criminal act.
On 7-8 June 2012 the Danish Minister for Business and Growth, Ole Sohn, brought the shipping industry’s administrative burdens in the EU into focus.
The Danish Minister for Justice and Chair of the Justice and Home Affairs Council, Morten Bødskov, aims to strengthen EU’s efforts to combat cybercrime. Therefore, the Danish minister has placed this issue at the very top of the agenda when the European Ministers for Home Affairs meet at the Council meeting in Luxembourg. The Minister for Justice also aims to ensure new and simplified rules in commercial matters and in the area of successions.
To day the Council, the European Parliament and the Commission agreed on a Directive that makes it possible for cultural institutions to give access to Europe’s cultural heritage across borders in the EU.
Informal Council in Horsens: The discussion at the agricultural Minister’s green think tank showed consensus that there really is no choice between productivity and sustainability.
As part of the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, The Danish Minister for Culture, Uffe Elbæk, has together with the Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou taken the initiative to start a dialogue on the role of culture in a time of crisis.
Under the headline ‘EU Snapshots of Your Life’, the Danish EU Presidency has organized a photo competition primarily aimed at young people taking photos of how the EU and Europe affects their daily lives. The 40 best photos will be on display at the Royal Library in Copenhagen from 7 June.