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The Council of Ministers has approved at its latest meeting on 12 June 2012, the Programme of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU. As it is customary in all the Presidencies, the Programme outlines the political priorities of the Cyprus Presidency specially prepared for when Cyprus takes over the Presidency of the Council of the EU on 1st July 2012.
The six-month programme of the Cyprus Presidency includes the strategic priorities of the Presidency, as well as the main issues to be addressed by the Presidency per sector as detailed below:
1. Europe, more efficient and sustainable
2. Europe, with a with a better performing and growth-based economy
3. Europe, more relevant to its citizens, with solidarity and social cohesion
4. Europe in the world, closer to its neighbours
The main priorities of the Cyprus Presidency were determined on the basis of the issues that will be inherited by previous Presidencies, as well as the issues that the European Commission will include in its work programme for 2012. In determining the priorities the socio-economic developments and especially the current economic crisis and its consequences were taken into account. The Cyprus Presidency through the issues it will address will work towards a Better Europe, on the basis of the principle of solidarity, promoting social cohesion and growth through more effective policies.
The six-month programme will be posted on the official website of the Presidency (cy2012.eu) with the commencement of the Cyprus Presidency beginning the 1st of July, 2012.
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