European Commission

EU Recovery Plan Splits CEE, Raises Absorption Capacity Questions

Leaders of the four are due to discuss the issue at a meeting on June 11. But experts and officials are sceptical they will bridge their differences.

"We don't expect to see a strong unified front as we did during the migrant crisis," said Vit Havelka, an analyst at the Prague-based Europeum think tank.

25% of All Farmers Attempted Fraud When Applying for Support Schemes in Bulgaria Last Year

Almost a quarter of farmers who applied for subsidies under thе support scheme last year did not receive the money due to attempted fraud. This was announced at an emergency briefing by the director of the Agriculture Fund Vasil Grudev.

New case at ECJ on Larco subsidies

The European Commission is pressuring the government to sort out state nickel producer Larco, either through its privatization or its closure: Brussels has again referred Greece to the European Court of Justice, demanding a huge fine for the non-implementation of the same court's decision on illegal state subsidies to the mining company since 2017.

Secretary of state Iulia Matei has spoken about managing COVID-19 crisis at informal meeting of EU officials

Secretary of state for European Affairs Iulia Matei on Wednesday participated in the informal meeting of the ministers and secretaries of state for European Affairs of the EU Member States that was held as a videoconference, informed a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) sent to AGERPRES.

EU extended 'heartfelt apology' to Italy

In her address to the EP, she called for the urgent establishment of a "Marshall Plan for Europe", primarily through the EU budget.
In her speech on the EU response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ursula von der Leyen before the European Parliament expressed her condolences for the "tens of thousands of victims" of coronavirus in Europe.