@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 19:04
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 19:25
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 19:34
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 20:11
Ralitsa Kovacheva#Greece @EU_Commission Not surprisingly, there is a backlog of tax cases in the Greek judicial system.
15 March 2012 20:19
Ralitsa Kovacheva#Greece @EU_Commission There is no complete and operational land registry in Greece.
15 March 2012 20:22
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 20:27
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.
#Serbia's President Tomislav Nikolic gave a mandate to Alexander Vucic to form the country's new government. The leader of the Serbian Progressive Party said the new cabinet will be revealed on Sunday. He only mentioned that there will be many experts among the ministers
22 April 2014 17:31
#energyunion Polish PM Donald Tusk has presented more details of his idea for an energy union within the EU. In an article for The Financial Times, Mr Tusk outlines the framework of the union in five points. First, a single body should be created to negotiate energy contracts with Russia on behalf of the member states. Second, solidarity of energy supplies should be guaranteed among the member states. Building an adequate energy infrastructure is the third point. Full exploitation of the available fossil fuels, including coal and shale gas. And fifth, taking advantage of the recently created global gas market. The complete text of the article can be found here euinsi.de/1apj
22 April 2014 10:56
#SRM #Bankingunion By 588 votes in support and 88 votes against the European Parliament has approved the deal on the establishment of a single resolution mechanism for failing banks, also known as the second pillar of the banking union. More details you can find here euinsi.de/VNLw
15 April 2014 13:31
Adelina Marini#SRM VP @VivianeRedingEU said on the occasion of the European Parliament vote that the EU is federalising banking resolution