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EU to warn Bulgaria, Romania that entry could be delayed by corruption, rights violations

[JURIST] European Commission [official website] officials are preparing to warn Bulgaria and Romania [EU profiles] that the 2007 scheduled entry of both countries into the European Union [JURIST news archive] may be delayed until 2008 if both nations do not promptly act to address corruption and human rights violations, according a draft report obtained by Reuters. The report also calls for increased efforts to strengthen border controls and eliminate human trafficking and counterfeiting. A formal recommendation to EU governments on the matter is expected in April or May of next year. Reuters has more.

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