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    • Informal Ministerial Meeting · Press releases
    • Transport, Telecommmunications and Energy
    Informal Meeting of Ministers for Transport : Cycling as a Transport Mode

    On 7 October 2015, the Luxembourg Presidency of Council of the European Union will host the first informal meeting of Ministers for Transport dedicated exclusively to cycling as a transport mode.

    • Other meeting · Press releases
    • Education, Youth, Culture, Sport, Development
    Conference

    In the framework of the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture is organising, on 3 and 4 September 2015, a conference at the Trifolion in Echternach on the theme "Culture and development: towards a more strategic approach to cultural policies in EU's external relations". The main objective of the conference will be to provide an overview of the ways in which culture and development interact, highlight the links between this subject and the more general context of culture in external relations and question the coherence between policies.

    • Council Meeting · News articles
    • Justice and Home Affairs
    Following the convening by the Luxembourg Presidency of a special Justice and Home Affairs Council to discuss the European response to migratory pressures, Jean Asselborn explains his decision to the press

    The Luxembourg Presidency convened a special "Justice and Home Affairs Council" (JHA) on 14 September 2015 to discuss strengthening the European response to migratory pressures that have been exacerbated these past weeks. On 31 August 2015, the Minister for Immigration and Asylum, Jean Asselborn, explained at a press conference in Luxembourg the reasons for which the Presidency is organising the special Council. "There is no national solution, it can only be a European solution", stated the Minister, calling upon the Member States to comply with their international obligations. "According to the Geneva Convention, the door must be opened to those who are in need of international protection and not leave them facing barbed wire fences", he stressed, referring to the barrier erected by Hungary along the 175 km of its border with Serbia. At the same time, it is also necessary to organise the return of persons who are not entitled to such protection, he added.

  • Updated 15-07-2015