17.03.2010 Bulgaria | Business
Bulgaria's aspirations to join the euro zone may be rewarded in four years' time, according to a leading expert from The Economist's analytical unit.
“The Bulgarian government will hope to join ERM II later in 2010, although Mr Borisov has admitted that the aim to adopt the euro by 2013 will be a struggle. We anticipate that Bulgaria may get to adopt the euro in 2014 at the earliest,” Toby Iles, an analyst for Central and Eastern Europe at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), said in an interview for Novinite.com.
17.03.2010 Politics | Reports and Analyses | Turkey
Turkey and the EU launched accession negotiations in 2005, but there has been limited progress in the process since then. The long-awaited results of a screening by the European Union on the state of the Turkish justice system seem to have fallen into the cracks within the cumbersome EU bureaucracy, thwarted by political myopia and eventually making EU-hopeful Turkey the latest victim of the slow-paced and often complicated structure of the EU decision-making apparatus.
17.03.2010 Business | Romania
Subway employees to decide whether to go on strike tomorrow. Buzau County teachers have already started their strike yesterday. Education Minister convinces students to give up protests.
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