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"European Elections since 1979": a new temporary exhibition at the Parlamentarium

How does your vote affect Europe? Find out how Europeans throughout history have used their vote to shape governance at "European Elections since 1979", a new temporary exhibition hosted by the Parlamentarium

  • EUThe Presidency (EU)

Together we sail further

Greek Presidency scoreboard

With less than three months to go, the Greek presidency working tirelessly with its institutional partners, the European Parliament, the European Commission and all Member States, has brought about tangible results in our common quest for solutions benefitting citizens.

Over 50 agreements impacting and improving almost every aspect of European citizens’ daily life.

  • EPSCOEmployment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO)

e-Health: Better resource allocation for better healthcare across Europe

Across Europe, public health systems are facing shrinking budgets and increased demand. Health and social care systems are strained by demographic change, an ageing population, increasing incidence of chronic diseases and financial pressures.  With health being one of the highest resource-consuming sectors of the economy, EU member states are under pressure to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their healthcare systems and processes.

  • COMPETCompetitiveness (COMPET)

SMEs and cities of the future: Informal Council for Cohesion Policy (Athens, 24-25.4.2014)

An Informal Meeting of EU Ministers responsible for Cohesion Policy, is taking place in Athens, on 24-25 April, organised by the Ministry of Development and Competitiveness.

The main topic on the agenda is support to SMEs. In particular, discussions will focus on liquidity and access to financing for SMEs, simplification of their access to public funds, as well as improvement of the business environment in which they operate with the support of Structural funds and other instruments.

  • EUThe Presidency (EU)

"European Elections since 1979": a new temporary exhibition at the Parlamentarium

How does your vote affect Europe? Find out how Europeans throughout history have used their vote to shape governance at "European Elections since 1979", a new temporary exhibition hosted by the Parlamentarium

  • EUThe Presidency (EU)
  • FACForeign Affairs (FAC)

DPM and FM Venizelos’ statement on the agreement reached at the quadrilateral meeting (U.S., Russia, EU, Ukraine) in Geneva on Ukraine

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos made the following statement on behalf of the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the European Union:

“The points agreed on in Geneva are an important first step toward de-escalating the situation and shaping the conditions for overcoming the crisis in Ukraine.

What is important now is the conscientious implementation of everything agreed upon, so that a climate of trust and a sense of security can be restored on all levels.”

  • JHAJustice & Home Affairs (JHA)

EP adopts proposal for a Directive on conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer

On 15 April 2014, the Plenary of the European Parliament approved the Report on the proposal for a Directive of the EP and the Council on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of intra-corporate transfer presented by the competent Rapporteur and member of the LIBE Committee, Salvatore Iacolino.

  • EUThe Presidency (EU)

Athens: the City with a Thousand Faces

Grey, yet colourful. Vast, yet familiar. Crowded, but with countless unobtrusive oases of calm. A Mediterranean city by the sea continuously inhabited for no less than 7,000 years, a western capital bathed in sunshine and the scents of the East, Athens is a city of many contrasts, a city with a thousand faces and a history lost in myth and legend.

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