Bulgaria’s Schengen Entry Postponed for March - July 2012

Bulgaria’s Schengen Entry Postponed for March - July 2012

By the end of 2011 Brussels is to take a decision on the accession of Bulgaria and Romania, the newcomers to the 27-member EU, into the Schengen area. Most probably, the accession of the two countries will be carried out in two stages - the EU will open its air and sea borders for Bulgarian and Romanian nationals in March 2012, and the land borders should be opened in July.

"This is provided in the protocol of the latest sitting of the European Council on the recommendation of its President Herman van Rompuy," said Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borissov as quoted by the national radio.

The protocol also states that Bulgaria and Romania are absolutely ready to join Schengen. "Today's debate was a hard one as all delegates were aware of the widening debt crisis in the Eurozone. Although the attention of Brussels is now focused on finding a resolution to the financial crisis, and the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to Schengen was not the priority agenda, the European Council agreed that a decision on the entry of Bulgaria and Romania into the Schengen area in March and July next year will be sought by the end of 2011," Borissov said. (Source: Standart News)

Previous Next
Test Caption
Test Description goes like this
Cookies Preferences
Choose Type of Cookies You Accept Using

These cookies are required for the website to run and cannot be switched off. Such cookie are only set in response to actions made by you such as language, currency, login session, privacy preferences. You can set your browser to block these cookies but our site may not work then.

These cookies allow us to measure visitors traffic and see traffic sources by collecting information in data sets. They also help us understand which products and actions are more popular than others.

These cookies are usually set by our marketing and advertising partners. They may be used by them to build a profile of your interest and later show you relevant ads. If you do not allow these cookies you will not experience targeted ads for your interests.