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Cyprus's Successful EU Presidency

Postby Demonax » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:18 pm

The Cyprus government and its Europeanised mandarins passed the reins over to Ireland with their heads held high amid praise from the centres of EU power, confirming Cyprus’ coming of age as an EU member state. Swedish Member of the European Parliament Cecilia Wikstrom said before the Committee on Legal Affairs last month: “We will feel the effects of the Cyprus presidency for the decades to come. (The) Presidency did a groundbreaking work.”


For more detail on Cyprus's main achievements see here:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus-eu-pr ... y/20130113
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Re: Cyprus's Successful EU Presidency

Postby cyprusgrump » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:36 pm

Demonax wrote:
The Cyprus government and its Europeanised mandarins passed the reins over to Ireland with their heads held high amid praise from the centres of EU power, confirming Cyprus’ coming of age as an EU member state. Swedish Member of the European Parliament Cecilia Wikstrom said before the Committee on Legal Affairs last month: “We will feel the effects of the Cyprus presidency for the decades to come. (The) Presidency did a groundbreaking work.”


For more detail on Cyprus's main achievements see here:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus-eu-pr ... y/20130113


Hahahahahahaha! :lol:

As expected, it was a complete waste of money - money if anybody is unaware the the whole of the EU can barely afford.

What a complete farce the EU is...
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Re: Cyprus's Successful EU Presidency

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:47 pm

Demonax wrote:
The Cyprus government and its Europeanised mandarins passed the reins over to Ireland with their heads held high amid praise from the centres of EU power, confirming Cyprus’ coming of age as an EU member state. Swedish Member of the European Parliament Cecilia Wikstrom said before the Committee on Legal Affairs last month: “We will feel the effects of the Cyprus presidency for the decades to come. (The) Presidency did a groundbreaking work.”


For more detail on Cyprus's main achievements see here:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus-eu-pr ... y/20130113


The first of many as the EU goes from strength to strength. :D
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Re: Cyprus's Successful EU Presidency

Postby supporttheunderdog » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:34 am

A wiki extract on what it is all about,,,,,
Presidency of the Council of the European Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidency_of_the_Council_of_the_European_Union

Until 2009, the Presidency had assumed political responsibility in all areas of European integration and it played a vital role in brokering high level political decisions.
The Treaty of Lisbon reduced the importance of the Presidency, significantly by officially separating the European Council from the Council of the European Union. Simultaneously it split the foreign affairs Council configuration from the General Affairs configuration and created the position of High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

and

The role of the rotating Council Presidency includes:
agenda-setting powers: in its 6-month programme, it decides on the order to discuss propositions, after they have been submitted by the Commission in its agenda monopoly powers;
brokering inter-institutional compromise: trialogues between Commission, Parliament and Council are held to reach early consensus in the codecision legislative procedure; the Presidency takes part to the Conciliation Committee between Parliament and Council in the 3rd stage of the codecision legislative procedure;
coordinating national policies and brokering compromise between member states in the Council (“confessional system”)
management and administration of the Council, external and internal representation;
Holding the rotating Council Presidency includes both advantages and disadvantages for member states; The opportunities include:
member states have the possibility to show their negotiating skills, as “honest brokers”, thus gaining influence and prestige;
member states gain a privileged access to information: at the end of their term, they know member states' preferences better than anyone else
the Council programme may enable member states to focus Council discussion on issues of particular national/regional interest (e.g.: Finland and the Northern Dimension initiative)
The burdens include:
lack of administrative capacities and experience, especially for small and new member states; the concept of trio/troika has been introduced to enable member states to share experiences and ensure coherence on a 18-months base;
expenses in time and money, needed to support the administrative machine;
not being able to push through their own interests, as the role of Council Presidency is seen as an impartial instance; member states trying to push for initiatives of their own national interest are likely to see them failing in the medium run (e.g. the French 2008 Presidency and the Mediterranean Union project), as they need consensus and do not have enough time to reach it. This element is particularly substantial: holding the presidency may be, on balance, a disadvantage for member states .
The rotating presidency is probably not needed anymore, with the 2009 reforms by the Lisbon Treaty, but reforming it has proved incredibly difficult: it still enables little states to stand up and try to push forward vital policies; it represents a sharing of administrative burdens, enabling the coordination of policies, the stability of the Council agenda (through the troika) and providing learning and experience for member states' public administrations.


Yes we did the job well in organising the meetings but no one should get too exited about much else,,,,,
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Re: Cyprus's Successful EU Presidency

Postby cyprusgrump » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:54 am

supporttheunderdog wrote:A wiki extract on what it is all about,,,,,
Presidency of the Council of the European Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidency_of_the_Council_of_the_European_Union

Until 2009, the Presidency had assumed political responsibility in all areas of European integration and it played a vital role in brokering high level political decisions.
The Treaty of Lisbon reduced the importance of the Presidency, significantly by officially separating the European Council from the Council of the European Union. Simultaneously it split the foreign affairs Council configuration from the General Affairs configuration and created the position of High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

and

The role of the rotating Council Presidency includes:
agenda-setting powers: in its 6-month programme, it decides on the order to discuss propositions, after they have been submitted by the Commission in its agenda monopoly powers;
brokering inter-institutional compromise: trialogues between Commission, Parliament and Council are held to reach early consensus in the codecision legislative procedure; the Presidency takes part to the Conciliation Committee between Parliament and Council in the 3rd stage of the codecision legislative procedure;
coordinating national policies and brokering compromise between member states in the Council (“confessional system”)
management and administration of the Council, external and internal representation;
Holding the rotating Council Presidency includes both advantages and disadvantages for member states; The opportunities include:
member states have the possibility to show their negotiating skills, as “honest brokers”, thus gaining influence and prestige;
member states gain a privileged access to information: at the end of their term, they know member states' preferences better than anyone else
the Council programme may enable member states to focus Council discussion on issues of particular national/regional interest (e.g.: Finland and the Northern Dimension initiative)
The burdens include:
lack of administrative capacities and experience, especially for small and new member states; the concept of trio/troika has been introduced to enable member states to share experiences and ensure coherence on a 18-months base;
expenses in time and money, needed to support the administrative machine;
not being able to push through their own interests, as the role of Council Presidency is seen as an impartial instance; member states trying to push for initiatives of their own national interest are likely to see them failing in the medium run (e.g. the French 2008 Presidency and the Mediterranean Union project), as they need consensus and do not have enough time to reach it. This element is particularly substantial: holding the presidency may be, on balance, a disadvantage for member states .
The rotating presidency is probably not needed anymore, with the 2009 reforms by the Lisbon Treaty, but reforming it has proved incredibly difficult: it still enables little states to stand up and try to push forward vital policies; it represents a sharing of administrative burdens, enabling the coordination of policies, the stability of the Council agenda (through the troika) and providing learning and experience for member states' public administrations.


Yes we did the job well in organising the meetings but no one should get too exited about much else,,,,,


As a few of us said before the event...

Quite frankly, the money would have been better spent distributing food to those in Cyprus that can't afford it...
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Re: Cyprus's Successful EU Presidency

Postby CBBB » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:27 am

cyprusgrump wrote:Quite frankly, the money would have been better spent distributing food to those in Cyprus that can't afford it...


I'll put a halloumi sandwich in the post to you!
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Re: Cyprus's Successful EU Presidency

Postby cyprusgrump » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:31 am

CBBB wrote:
cyprusgrump wrote:Quite frankly, the money would have been better spent distributing food to those in Cyprus that can't afford it...


I'll put a halloumi sandwich in the post to you!


Eeew - squeaky cheese! :x
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Re: Cyprus's Successful EU Presidency

Postby supporttheunderdog » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:31 pm

President presents results of first Cyprus EU Presidency before the EP
http://famagusta-gazette.com/president-presents-results-of-first-cyprus-eu-presidency-before-the-ep-p17788-69.htm

but who was listening???

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Re: Cyprus's Successful EU Presidency

Postby cyprusgrump » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:43 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:President presents results of first Cyprus EU Presidency before the EP
http://famagusta-gazette.com/president-presents-results-of-first-cyprus-eu-presidency-before-the-ep-p17788-69.htm

but who was listening???

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Nobody....

All those empty seats - all claiming their daily allowance... :x
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Re: Cyprus's Successful EU Presidency

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:09 pm

Admittedly Cyprus is a small country by world standards. But it took the stage and did its bit. So why are all these Brits diminishing its efforts?
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