Economy of the European Union
A group of Montenegrin borrowers, represented by the Center for Consumer Protection, has taken the Hypo Alpe Adra Bank to court in Podgorica after it refused to convert their increasingly expensive Swiss franc loans into euro - and change variable rates to fixed.
Romania has notched up a positive balance of around 14 billion euro with the EU since it joined the European club in 2007, according to a report from the Finance Ministry.
It has received some 24.6 billion euro from the EU budget since 2007, and has paid back some 10.2 billion euro, the report said.
Croatia’s Deputy Interior Ministry, Petar Tonkovic, revealed the bill for the May floods on Wednesday as he presented a report on implementation of measures to cope with flood damage and repair the terrain in Vukovar-Syrmia County, which was worst hit by the rain.
Romania received from the European Union (EU) budget 24.67 billion euros since the accession in 2007 until the end of the first semester of 2014 and paid to the EU 10.2 billion euros in the same period, the flow balance being in Romania's favour with 14.46 billion euros, according to the Report on the economic and budget situation on the first six months of 2014 drawn up by the Pu
Bulgaria is one of just three EU member states where over 50 percent of people do not feel like European citizens, a Eurobarometer survey has shown.
About 53% of Bulgarians, 50% of Italians and 51% of Greeks do not regard themselves as having an EU identity, according to a message on the European Commission's website.