Bulgaria has already started working with the Schengen Information System (SIS), the Interior Ministry has announced.
The first request was received at 8:45 pm on Saturday at the Regional Police Department in Sofia and it concerned a stolen car. The information has been immediately entered into SIS and the car has been announced for search in the countries from the Schengen zone.
The Interior Ministry has announced that the official connection of Bulgarian to SIS began on November 5. As a result, after Saturday, 6:00 pm, the end users of SIS in Bulgaria have been given access to the data base.
Immediately, the SIRENE Bureau in Bulgaria started exchanging signals with other countries that are in the Schengen zone.