Romania, Bulgaria to enter EU at 1 January

Romania, Bulgaria to enter EU at 1 January
Romania, Bulgaria to enter EU at 1 January

Bulgaria, which an EU report last month said was the less prepared of the two, must show results in fighting organized crime, introduce anti-fraud and corruption laws, crack down on money laundering and complete agriculture reforms.

Romania must finish setting up agencies for disbursing EU aid to farmers, speed up agricultural reforms and improve its tax collection system to allow proper collection of value added tax, the AP reports.