Cyprus EU Presidency launches website
Monday 25 June 2012
On 25 June, the website of the Cypriot Presidency of the European Union was launched.
The Presidency motto is "Τowards a Better Europe", making Europe more relevant to its citizens and to the world, more effective by contributing to growth, social cohesion and job creation through efficient and integrated policies.
The Presidency's priorities are:
• A more efficient and sustainable Europe
• A Europe with a better performing and growing economy
• A Europe that is more relevant to its citizens, with solidarity and social cohesion
• A Europe in the world, closer to its neighbours.
The Presidency will deal with issues related to the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations and issues related to health such as the prevention of diseases and the promotion of healthy lifestyle.
The Presidency will also place emphasis on the further participation and involvement of social partners, NGOs and local authorities in the formulation and implementation of the Europe 2020 Strategy.
In the field of health, the Presidency will work on healthy ageing across the lifecycle, serious cross-border threats to health, organ donation and transplantation, pharmacovigilance, clinical trials and the transparency of measures regulating the pricing of medicinal products for human use and their inclusion in the scope of national health insurance systems.
It will also work to protect workers from the risks arising from exposure to electromagnetic fields.
The Cypriot Presidency will continue the negotiation process for the Horizon 2020 from the point reached by the Danish Presidency, aiming to reach agreement among the Member States in the four legislative proposals of Horizon 2020 package.