@EU_Commission The European Commission published the second quarterly report of the Task Force for #Greece. It was formed to help Greece to carry out necessary reforms and consists of representatives of the EC and the member states. The Task Force has started its work last September. The document contains really impressive facts. For example, Greece has improved its absorption of EU funds, reaching 35% (above EU average for this point in the programming period). Already €946m was collected in tax arrears compared to initial target of €400m. Wait for a detailed analysis of the report tomorrow on this site.
15 March 2012 18:04
Ralitsa Kovacheva#Greece @EU_Commission I`m slightly worried- French experts are guiding Greece how to reform the public administration. I believe Germans are the right people.
15 March 2012 18:25
Ralitsa Kovacheva#Greece @EU_Commission I was right: Germany has started providing technical assistance for administrative reform at decentralised, local and regional levels, the next page of the report says.
15 March 2012 18:34
Ralitsa Kovacheva#Greece @EU_Commission Healthcare: Over-consumption of health-care products and services is widespread in Greece- the consumption of antibiotics per capita and the number of physicians per capita are almost twice a high as elsewhere in the EU.
15 March 2012 19:11
Ralitsa Kovacheva#Greece @EU_Commission Not surprisingly, there is a backlog of tax cases in the Greek judicial system.
15 March 2012 19:19
Ralitsa Kovacheva#Greece @EU_Commission There is no complete and operational land registry in Greece.
15 March 2012 19:22
Ralitsa Kovacheva#Greece @EU_Commission Something that really surprised me: Bulgarian experts help the Greeks in tax administration and are ready to help in the public financial management.
15 March 2012 19:27
Ralitsa Kovacheva#Greece @EU_Commission Not surprisingly, mostly German and French experts are giving techical assistance in the crusial areas as public admidistration reform, tax administration, judicial reform. Financial sector and hospital management are entrusted to the Gremans.
#Croatia's Supreme court has rejected the sentence against former PM Ivo Sanader. However, he will not be able to walk out of prison unless he pays 12.4 million kunas bail as the law suit on the Fimi Media affairs is to be resumed
1 October 2015 17:19
Frans #Timmermans: In the past years that huge monster of anti-Semitism has emerged again
Adelina Marini#Timmermans: The bans for wearing religious symbols in public spaces is a priority for national authorities and I don't see it in violation of the European anti-discrimination legislation
1 October 2015 12:34
The bad treatment of #refugees in #Serbia and #Macedonia, which includes also theft, will be one of the main issues at the high-level conference on the Western Balkans route which will take place on 8 October in Luxembourg, said a European Commission representative at a hearing in the committee on civil liberties in the European Parliament. He added that violence against refugees will be reduced significantly if the relocation mechanism is fully applied as then the refugees would not need to cross through Serbia and Macedonia
Adelina MariniDuring a hearing in the civil liberties committee in EP was raised the issue of the closing of #Serbia- #Croatia border for cargo of both countries. A European Commission representative said that the EC will present a proposal in the end of the year on the common EU border guard which will put an end to the practise the member states "to do whatever they want"