@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.
Adelina Marini#Moscovici: Keynesianism remains very important when it comes to economy. We're not in the 30s of last century and public investments are important
3 May 2016 11:50
The faster #Serbia introduces sanctions against #Russia the more this would accelerate its EU integration.This is what became clear during #Bulgaria Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov's visit in Zagreb. He supported as "legitimate demands" #Croatia's veto over the opening of chapter 23 of the negotiations with Serbia, recalling that Bulgaria, too, has unresolved issues related to the Bulgarian national minority in Serbia. He did not say directly that Bulgaria supported Croatia's blockade but said that the Bulgarian issues should be resolved "in the framework of this conversation"
3 May 2016 10:31
Jeroen #Dijsselbloem: There's no support in the #Eurogroup on a nominal haircut of #Greek debt. We're sticking to what was agreed upon last summer