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  • COMPETCompetitiveness (COMPET)
  • JHAJustice & Home Affairs (JHA)

E-commerce: Click on consumer protection

Electronic commerce, commonly known as e-commerce is a type of industry where the buying and selling of products or services is conducted over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks. Electronic commerce draws on technologies such as mobile commerce, electronic funds transfer, supply chain management and internet marketing. Modern electronic commerce typically uses the World Wide Web; however, e-commerce may also encompass a wider range of technologies such as e-mail, mobile devices, social media, and regular telephones.

  • AGRIAgriculture & Fisheries (AGRI)

Fishing Out Consensus

On the occasion of the International High Level Conference on fishing capacity, the Greek presidency webteam interviews Dr. Olga Armeni on overfishing, a global problem with environmental, economic and social impacts.

  • EUThe Presidency (EU)

France honours the Greek Presidency with the “Hellas-France Alliance 2014” programme

Building on decades of close ties between Greece and France, the French Institute of Greece is honouring the semester of the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union, highlighting the cultural relations between the two countries through a programme unprecedented in terms of extent and quality, entitled “Hellas-France Alliance 2014”. Forty years after the restoration of democracy in Greece, the event’s title alludes to an historic slogan widely heard in Greece during the 1970s.

  • JHAJustice & Home Affairs (JHA)

Modernising and harmonizing EU insolvency law will contribute to healthier entrepreneurship

The revision of the Insolvency Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000, as well as the harmonisation of substantive Insolvency Law will be the main focus of the Civil Justice Conference “Insolvency Law: Recent developments towards harmonisation”. The conference will be held on 12 March at the Zappeion Megaron in Athens.

  • EUThe Presidency (EU)

Greek culture everywhere! The Greek Presidency celebrated across the world

A rotating EU Presidency is hard work, tough negotiations and complex agreements, but it is also an opportunity to celebrate European unity as well as the individual nations that forge it. In collaboration with embassies around the world, Greece’s fifth Presidency is bringing Greek art, music, literature, cinema, and gastronomy all around the world with a programme that highlights the country’s distinct cultural identity and its global resonance. Here are just some of the events that took place in the first two months of the Presidency.

  • EUThe Presidency (EU)

Celebrating the contemporary Greek cinema in Brussels: four months of movie screening in Cinematek and Bozar (March – June 2014)

Ιn crisis-hit Greece, young filmmakers grab attention and provoke discussions at international festivals, creating a tendency that has been described by some as the Greek 'new wave' in cinema. The plethora of emerging artists are seeking personal ways to talk about contemporary Greek reality and a society in transition through movies that often receive international acclaim and find their way into European cinemas.

  • COMPETCompetitiveness (COMPET)

Maritime & Coastal Tourism: a sea of opportunities

What do sun-kissed beaches, yachting in the Mediterranean, and underwater archaeology tours have in common? Together they form a vigorous yet sometimes overlooked industry called maritime and coastal tourism.

  • EYCSEducation, Youth, Culture & Sport (EYCS)
  • JHAJustice & Home Affairs (JHA)

How does cultural heritage contribute to sustainable economic and social development?

At a time when the European economy and society face multiple challenges, which have serious repercussions on essential elements of the European identity and create distrust in the project of EU integration itself, cultural heritage may serve as a key factor in achieving goals of economic prosperity, social inclusion and cohesion. Preserving and promoting cultural heritage is directly linked to job creation and growth, through the positive externalities and spill-over effects in areas such as tourism, construction or real estate.

  • EYCSEducation, Youth, Culture & Sport (EYCS)

Thessaloniki: Where youth meets culture

On 10-12 March Thessaloniki is hosting a EU Youth Conference on social Inclusion of young people. Take a stroll around the city, and find out about its youthful character, cultural life, rich culinary tradition and nightlife.
  • EPSCOEmployment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO)

EU-wide survey calls for concrete action to end violence against women

For many people, violence against women is an intolerable behaviour taking place behind closed doors, in troubled personal relationships between underprivileged people with poor education and limited opportunities to improve their lives. But such a claim could not be furthest from truth. Violence against women is a classless phenomenon that permeates all social strata and appears to be challenging various stereotypes we might be holding true.