||Ova bese pred otpecateno pred tocno eden mesec vo Financial Times, no ne znam sto EU kje napravi da gi izvlece ciganive od gjubreto zosto i ponatamu finansiski tonat.
GREECE ESCAPES EXPULSION FROM THE EURO
By George Parker in Brussels and Ralph Atkins and Kerin Hope in Athens
Published: November 15 2004 20:10
Greece is to escape expulsion from the euro, even though it was revealed on Monday that Athens gave false deficit figures to enable it to join the single currency.
A European Union investigation has found that Greece broke the eurozone's critical deficit ceiling every year since 1998,
contrary to its claim that it stuck to the rules. The European Commission said on Monday there was no legal basis to throw
Greece out of the single currency, which it joined in 2001
on the back of the grossly misleading deficit data. However, Greece could yet face EU penalties in the wake of the most serious statistical irregularities since the launch of the
Jose Manuel Barroso's new Commission must decide whether to seek fines against Greece in the European Court of Justice; it can
also withdraw regional aid worth more than Âˆ500M a year, or take other action under the stability and growth pact if the high deficit continues. The revelations are embarrassing for Greek
policymakers, including Lucas Papademos, the vice-president of the European Central Bank, who was Greek central bank governor at the time of Greece's entry into the eurozone.
On Monday night it appeared that Greece would attempt to stave off punishment from the EU by pointing to tougher accounting criteria that had been applied to Greece retroactively and which were not applied when other countries were joining the euro. Nicholas Garganas, governor of the Bank of Greece, said in an interview
with the Financial Times that the methods used to measure
deficits had been altered. Â“I don't think that the people of Greece and Europe were misled,Â” he said. “It is not really fair to draw such conclusions when we know that since 2000 the method of preparing, or calculating, budget deficits has changed.”
Eurozone finance ministers, meeting in Brussels last night, picked over the Greek scandal, hoping to draw lessons on how to rebuild
confidence in the EU's financial data. The revelations have embarrassed EU leaders, with Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank, describing them as “an enormous
problem”. A team of investigators from Eurostat, the EU's
statistical arm, showed that in 1998 the deficit was 4.1 per cent of gross domestic product, compared with 2.5 per cent reported by Greece. In 1999, the final year taken into consideration when the country joined the euro, the revised figure was 3.4 per cent, compared with the official 1.8 per cent.
Eurostat had already reported how Greece consistently gave false figures in subsequent years, culminating in the claim in 2003 that its deficit was 1.7 per cent, when it was 4.6 per cent. The distortions have been attributed to a number of causes, including
the misrecording of military expenditure and the treatment
of a social security fund.
Â© Copyright The Financial Times Ltd 2004.
||Chekaj da vidish koga Bugarija kje ja pushtat u EU koe shminkanje na knigite kje padne... verojatno Grcija kje se izvleche u posleden moment na nekoja finta i nema da ja kaznat... i ah da, kje svrtat li orospiite od Brisel troa parica od pomoshta za Grcija nakaj Makedonija vo sluchaj Grcite da go izgubat pravoto na taa pomosh...
||kje svrtat li orospiite od Brisel troa parica od pomoshta za Grcija nakaj Makedonija vo sluchaj Grcite da go izgubat pravoto na taa pomosh...
Sonuvaj ti,...sonuvam jas....site nie sonuvame...tralala la-la la-la.
||Videte uste nesto za birokratskite mahinacii na Gricja preku EU i obratno:
EU AUDITORS QUESTION BALKAN PROJECTS
by Andrew Bounds in Brussels
January 10 2005
The European Union's auditors have raised serious questions about the administration of its reconstruction projects in the Balkans, dealing another blow to the Union's reputation for financial management.
A report to be discussed by the European parliament on Tuesday claims that a fifth of the contracts signed by the European Agency for Reconstruction in 2003 have "anomalies".
German prosecutors are already investigating allegations that companies bribed an EAR employee to win a ˆ49.8m tender in 2002.
The Court of Auditors' report, seen by the Financial Times, questions ˆ21.4m of spending in 2003 and says that one in five contracts examined was plagued by "procedural anomalies" that may have favoured certain bidders. Furthermore, the accounts "do not present a true and fair view of the agency's actual economic and financial situation".
The EAR, based in Thessaloniki, Greece, has spent ˆ2bn since it was founded in 2000 in the wake of the Balkan wars. It funds efforts to rebuild Serbia-Montenegro, including Kosovo, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
The picture painted in the report is of organisational chaos, with too many people able to authorise projects, EAR project managers frequently being changed shortly after they have been involved in awarding contracts, poor record keeping and money paid out despite invalid or inadequate documents.
"Some tenderers were sidelined for administrative or technical reasons, which were disputable or were inadequately substantiated," the report says.
The auditors found that the EAR did not use double-entry book-keeping, in breach of its regulations.
The EAR itself called upon the European Commission's anti-fraud arm, Olaf, in January 2003 to investigate alleged bribery. As a result, German prosecutors in September 2003 sent police to raid the premises and houses of staff of German industrial giant Siemens and Lurgi Lentjes Service, then a subsidiary of MG Technologies, the German engineering group, but sold in August to HTP Investments of the Netherlands.
The two companies are under investigation for allegedly bribing an EAR project manager to secure a ˆ49.8m contract in 2002 to overhaul a power station in Belgrade. A consortium of Innogy, the UK energy group, and Alstom, the French power equipment maker, had submitted a lower bid, prosecutors have established.
The employee, who allegedly received money and a luxury car, was suspended and then resigned. His exact whereabouts are now unknown and European parliamentarians believe he has moved to Africa.
Siemens Power Generation and Lurgi Lentjes could not be reached for comment on the allegations. They have denied them in the past.
Despite the case, the European parliament in November extended EAR's mandate for two years from the end of 2004 at the Commission's request.
The report comes after a fraud scandal at the Commission's statistical arm, Eurostat. It also follows the Court of Auditors' refusal in November to approve the Commission's central accounts for the 10th year in succession. The Commission has reformed its system for this year, introducing double-entry book-keeping. An EAR spokesman declined to comment on the auditors' report.
However, the agency's confidential response to the audit report, obtained by the FT, claims that many of the deficiencies have been rectified over the past year. It has adopted double-entry book-kepping, and hired an internal controller and a procurement overseer.
It said EU-standard documents were not always available in the region and has begun liquidating the type of procurement contract that led to questions over contracts worth ˆ21.4m. Nevertheless, MEPs are set to ask a string of questions at Tuesday's meeting of the budgetary control committee. They will press Olli Rehn, commissioner for enlargement, on whether Olaf is investigating other cases of corruption.
||Grcija si ja igra svojata igra mnogu uspesho. Od pamtivek Grcija e problem za EU, sekogash so nekoi opomeni, golema inflacija, na kratko mnogu losho vodena ekonomija, konfliktot so Makedonija, ime, zname, postojano se jadat so Turcija itn...itn....
Ochigledno Grcite znaat deka Grcija im treba na EU i NATO mnogu poveke otkolku shto EU i NATO i se potrebni na Grcija. I taa igra veshto si ja igraat. Baraat kolku shto mozhe i mnogu dobivaat.
A nie morame samo da se zablagodaruvame, da bideme presrekjni i koga ni go spopikuvaat, ni ja potcenuvaat inteligencijata so igri za detska gradinka shto javno gi priredi onoj tupakot so vrakjanje na strelkite na dzidniot chasovnik i aj da ne ja redam ...
Sekoj Makedonec treba ednash da svati deka Imperijata e ovde zatoa shto Makedonija i e potrebna od geostrategiski prichini. Ednash da se sfati deka geostrategiskata polozhba e mnogu povolna za kontrola na Balkanot, osobeno kontrola na telekomunikaciite.
Makedonija treba da pochne da bara toa shto i sleduva. Da i se nadomesti shtetata od sankciite kon Srbija, embargoto za imeto, operaciite na NATO vo Kosovo, vladata da bara pari od MZ za sproveduvanje na dvojazichnost, dali USA redovno plakja na Makedonija toa shto voenite vozila sekojdnevno odat za Kosovo (Bond Steel} preku Makedonija. Ne e vazhno dali Makedonija ke dobie ili ne, vazhno e da barash i samo da barash.
||ne sekirajtese, ke i dojde denot na grcija.. ke plati za genocidot na makedoncite