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    • Council Meeting · Press releases
    • Agriculture and Fisheries
    Meeting between Fernand Etgen, President of the Council of Ministers for Agriculture of the European Union, and Stéphane Le Foll, French minister of Agriculture

    The current President of the Agriculture Council, the Luxembourg Minister Fernand Etgen, met the French Minister of Agriculture Stéphane Le Foll in Paris on 30 July 2015 to discuss the difficulties faced by the diary, beef and pork sectors in France and in the majority of European regions.

    • Other meeting · Press releases
    • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs

    As with all rotating Presidencies, the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union is offering a decoration of the Council's "Justus Lipsius" building in Brussels. The Government has entrusted the project to the Ministry of Culture, which has been working with the Luxembourg consultant and designer, Georges Zigrand, to create a unified design of three areas: the so-called "Presidency's Office", the hall and the atrium.

    • Informal Ministerial Meeting · Press releases
    • Environment

    On the informal Council of Environment Ministers, taking place 22 and 23 July in Luxembourg, Ministers discussed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will be adopted in September 2015 at a UN Summit in New York. They agreed that these SDGs are a challenge and an opportunity for the international and the European level leading towards a more sustainable, equitable and coherent policy making.

    • Informal Ministerial Meeting · Press releases
    • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs

    The Minister of Labour, Employment and Social and Solidarity Economy, Nicolas Schmit, the Minister of Social Security, Romain Schneider and the Minister for Equal Opportunities, Lydia Mutsch will chair the informal meeting of Ministers of Employment, Social Affairs and Equal opportunities on 16 and 17 July 2015 in Luxembourg. The minister Corinne Cahen will participate in the debate in her capacity as the Minister for Family and Integration.

    • · Press releases
    • Economic and Financial Affairs
    EU budget 2016 - Council agrees its position

    On 9 July 2015, the Council's Permanent Representatives Committee agreed its position on the draft 2016 EU budget, on the basis of a compromise text of the Luxembourg Presidency. "I believe that the Council’s political agreement strikes the right balance between fiscal consolidation and strategic investments that Europe needs to mitigate the negative effects of the current economic and social situation", said Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg’s minister for Finance and President of the Council.

    • Informal Ministerial Meeting · Press releases
    • Justice and Home Affairs
    Informal Meeting of EU Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) in Luxembourg

    The Minister for Immigration and Asylum, Jean Asselborn, chaired the informal meeting of Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) on 9 July 2015, which dealt with matters relating to migration.The focus of discussion included the migration crisis in the Mediterranean, the fight against human trafficking and the control and management of migratory flows. The discussions also addressed issues related to the relocation and resettlement of people to be protected in European countries.

    • Other meeting · Press releases
    • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs
    “Making Access to Personalised Medicine a Reality for Patients”

    How to make access to Personalised Medicine a reality for a larger amount of citizens and contribute to integrating Personalised Medecine into clinical practice? Against the background that Personalised Medicine being more than ever at the heart of societal debate, the Luxembourg Presidency wishes to launch a process of reflection centered around the public health dimension. On 8 July 2015, the High Level conference has attracted many stakeholders to Luxembourg: public health decision makers, representatives from the Commission, patient organisations and various other European umbrella organizations representing interest groups and associations actively engaged in the field of Personalised Medicine.

  • Updated 15-07-2015