EC President Juncker Congratulates Bulgaria, Romania on 10th Anniversary of EU Accession Treaty's Signature
Monday, 27 April 2015
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker Saturday congratulated on Twitter Bulgaria and Romania on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the two countries' signature of theTreaty of Accession to the EU.
Juncker wrote "congratulations" in Bulgarian and Romanian. "Ten year ago Bulgaria's and Romania's EU journey began in Luxembourg with the signature of the Accession Treaty. Proud to be there from the beginning," he tweeted.
Deputy Prime Minister for European Policy and Institutional Affairs Meglena Kuneva Saturday said, quoted by her Bulgaria for the Citizens Movement, that Schengen is Bulgaria's next big accession. She was speaking at a solemn ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of Bulgaria's signature of the Treaty of Accession to the EU, attended by representatives of the Government and the National Assembly, ambassadors of EU Member States to Bulgaria, members of the teams involved in the accession process, and former prime ministers and National Assembly chairs. "Today Bulgaria has the experience of 10 years of full EU membership and this is why it is important to finish our next accession," Kuneva noted.
In her address, the Deputy PM put an emphasis on Bulgaria's next actions concerning the deepening of the EU integration, and outlined as key priorities the entry in Schengen and the euro zone, the participation in the creation of a European energy and banking union, as well as the establishment of a European Public Prosecutor's Office.