@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.
#SRM Stournaras: Now is the time the Presidency to make a constructive proposal to enable a balanced political agreement with the European Parliament on the single resolution mechanism of failing banks
Adelina Marini#SRM The Greek Presidency already has a mandate for the trialogue with the European Parliament on the single resolution mechanism, Yannis Stournars, the Greek finance minister announced. The trialogue will take place tomorrow and in it will also take part Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem
11 March 2014 19:54
Countries that violate the rule of law in the EU and do not comply with the European Commission's recommendations for corrections will be deprived of voting rights as foreseen in Article 7 of TEU. This is envisaged in the long-awaited rule of law mechanism presented by the European Commission today. More details here euinsi.de/TRx8
11 March 2014 16:05
The Zagreb District Court has sentenced former #Croatian PM Ivo #Sanader to 9 years prison for corruption for the embezzlement of 10 million euros from Croatian companies. This is Sanader's second sentence. He is currently in prison for 10 years for abuse of office. A precedent in the biggest corruption trial in Croatia known as Fimi Media is that for the first time a political party is found guilty. This is the biggest opposition party in Croatia - HDZ. Beside prison, the sentence envisages confiscation of Sanader's property. The sentence has to be confirmed by the Supreme court
11 March 2014 11:34
Adelina Marini#Sanader #fimimedia The sentence against HDZ is a precedent not only in #Croatia but also in the European practise. We believe we are not responsible and will appeal this sentence, said Tomislav Karamarko, party's leader. We will never accept collective responsibility