@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.
#crashA230 European Parliament chief @martinschulz has opened the mini plenary session today with a minute of silence of the victims of the airplane crash yesterday over France
25 March 2015 15:10
One of the main goals of the #DigitalSingleMarket strategy is the removal of the geo-blockade. According to European Commission data, 52% of all attempts for online orders do not serve the country of the consumer. Very often consumers are re-located to the local store with different prices. "Such discrimination cannot exist in a Single Market", the strategy says
Adelina Marini#DigitalSingleMarket #Ansip: Every year 271 million Europeans are making trips to other EU member states during which at least 1 night is spent in another member state. They would like to get access to their legally bought content (music, films) but they can't today
25 March 2015 13:32
#EUCO #Russia #sanctions Federica #Mogherini: Whatever decision we take today it has to be based on the situation on the ground and the full implementation of the Minsk agreements
Adelina Marini#euco #energyunion #Bulgaria PM Boyko Borissov said a very difficult balance was reached last night regarding the transparency of the energy contracts. Practically, the Commission will check only the intergovernmental ones on a voluntary principle