SE Countries in EU
10.01.2007 Politics | Romania | SE Countries in EU
Justice Minister Monica Macovei warned that Romania is losing its will to fight corruption. In the interview with the Brussels-based web publication EU Observer, she complained that political support for reforming the judiciary is disappearing and that officials are dragging their feet in establishing an independent panel, the Agency for Integrity, to watch for conflicts of interest. The bill on the Integrity Agency was submitted to parliament in April but has yet to be adopted.
09.01.2007 Politics | SE Countries in EU | Slovenia
European Monetary Affairs Commissioner Joaquin Almunia congratulated Slovenia on Monday for successfully adopting the euro and urged consumers to be diligent during the changeover to the new currency.
"This is an important day for Slovenia, which becomes the first country of the 2004 EU enlargement to adopt the euro. I want to congratulate the Slovenian authorities and all the people involved in the changeover operation," Almunia wrote in a press release.
09.01.2007 Business | Romania | SE Countries in EU
The Romanian real estate market will continue its evolution in 2007, being considered by investors as the most attractive in the region. The real estate analysts state that Romania will attract an increasing number of projects in which tens or even hundreds of mlns of EUR will be invested, ACT Media news agency reports.