@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.
Mutual trust is the foundation of the European space of justice, said @VivianeRedingEU at the opening of the #EUJustice Conference during which 5 key documents will be discussed. One of them is the draft for establishment of a single European rule of law mechanism
Adelina MariniIn the EU people are being killed because they are Jews, gay or Roma. What do we do at EU level to make sure the member states apply Article 2 of the TEU, asked the Irish justice minister
21 November 2013 19:22
Mario #Draghi, the ECB chief, said he disagreed with the notion of a 'lost decade' in the euro area. The euro member states have used the second decade of the euro to correct the mistakes from the first which lays the foundations for sustainable growth in the coming decades, Mr Dragi said at a forum organised by Süddeutsche Zeitung. You can read his entire speech here euinsi.de/Z18a
21 November 2013 15:44
Finally the #MFF has been approved. Today in Strasbourg the European Parliament voted on the compromise reached after months of negotiations between the Council, Parliament and Commission. The total amount for the next 7 years (2014-2020) will be 960 billion euros in commitments and 908 billion euros in payments. Further details on the deal in the coming days on this website