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  • GACGeneral Affairs (GAC)

An in-depth discussion of the results of the European elections at the Informal EU General Affairs Council (Athens, 30 May 2014)

Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Kourkoulas chaired today’s Informal EU General Affairs Council, which was hosted by the Greek Presidency in the wake of the European elections.

The proceedings of the Informal General Affairs Council began with a recommendation from Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos regarding the recent elections for the Members of European Parliament.

  • GACGeneral Affairs (GAC)

Informal EU General Affairs Council (Athens, 30.05.2014)

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos will give the opening address at the informal EU General Affairs Council being held today (30.05.2014) at Zappeion Megaron in Athens.

The General Affairs Council, chaired by Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Kourkoulas, will look at, among other things, issues concerning the prospect of achieving an inter-institutional agreement between the main organs of the European Union, as well as the issue of enhancing the General Affairs Council’s role within the European Union.

  • COMPETCompetitiveness (COMPET)

The role of research and space sector in EU competitiveness discussed at COMPET Council

The Competitiveness Council (Research and Space part) chaired by Dr. Christos Vasilakos, Secretary General for Research and Technology of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, was held today, Monday 26 May 2014 in Brussels.
  • COMPETCompetitiveness (COMPET)

COMPET Council concludes in Brussels (26.05.2014)

A ministerial meeting of the EU Council on Competitiveness, chaired by Deputy Minister of Competitiveness and Development, Notis Mitarachi, was held in Brussels today (26.05.2014). The meeting discusses issues related to Internal Market and Industry.

The Council approved the following texts: a) a draft decision and b) a draft regulation of the Council for the establishment of implementing measures for the system of own resources of the EU, an issue of particular significance for the ratification of the budget of the European Union, as own resources must correspond to expenses.

  • COMPETCompetitiveness (COMPET)

Internal market and industry, research and space policies to be discussed at COMPET Council (Brussels, 26.05.2014)

A COMPET Council meeting is taking place in Brussels today (26.05.2014). The meeting will be chaired by Greece’s Deputy Minister of Competitiveness and Development, Notis Mitarachi and Secretary General for Research and Technology, Christos Vasilakos.

  • EUThe Presidency (EU)

What do Europeans think about the EU ?

European citizens feel that the EU is overcoming the crisis and that their voice counts in the EU, while one in two is positive about the future of the Union.
  • EYCSEducation, Youth, Culture & Sport (EYCS)

Cultural heritage and Sports institutions discussed at EYCS Council in Brussels

Important decisions on cultural heritage and sports institutions were taken at a Council of Culture and Sports Ministers of the European Union, chaired by Greek Minister of Culture and Sports, Panos Panagiotopoulos, in Brussels, on 21 May 2014.

The enhancement of cultural heritage as a valuable tool for promoting economic growth in European countries and strengthening social cohesion, was one of the main issues of the Council of Culture Ministers.

  • ECOFINEconomic & Financial Affairs (ECOFIN)

Milestone agreement on SRF completes SRM

On the occasion of the signing, today, of the Intergovernmental  Agreement on the transfer and mutualisation of contributions to the Single Resolution Fund, Greek Minister of Finance, Yannis Stournaras made the following statement: