This WEEK in the European Union

This week attention will be focused on Romania and Bulgaria, both waiting for an important report by the European Commission on their progress towards joining the EU.

The commission's report is supposed to make recommendation as to whether the two countries should join the EU next year as planned. However, concerned by the lack of progress in certain areas and wanting to keep up the pressure, the commission may yet leave a specific date recommendation out.

The reports are to be pu...

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