NATO will officially announce in September where its 2008 summit will take place, the two main candidates being Romania and Portugal, officials sources declared for

The Economist claims that the Romanian option is no longer valid, while NewsIn quotes NATO's secretary general, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, saying Bucharest is still a possible location.

The sources say that the hesitations are caused by the unstable politics in Romania and the Government's intention to withdraw the Romanian troops from Iraq.

The Economist writes about some growing tensions within the European Union, caused by the fact that the Romanian economy is blossoming, while the political stage is less and less trustworthy.