Britain Mulls Visas for Bulgarians, Home Secretary Says

Britain Mulls Visas for Bulgarians, Home Secretary Says

Britain's Conservative Party is considering introducing visas for Bulgarians and Romanians to prevent an influx of economic migrants from these countries, Home Secretary Theresa May said.

The EU's freedom of movement directive should be revisited, as visas could be introduced for migrants from some countries, such as Bulgaria and Romania, May said in an interview for The Sunday Times.

Under the EU regulations, all member states should have scrapped labour market restrictions for Bulgarians and Romanians by 2014.

Reacting to May's statement, foreign minister Nikolay Mladenov told private bTV station said there was no possibility of Britain introducing visas for Bulgarians, and went on to say it was just "election campaigning". "There's no way the EU's single market can function if we choose which regulations to keep and which not to," Mladenov concluded.

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