European Commission Reiterates Support for Bulgaria's Schengen Accession

European Commission Reiterates Support for Bulgaria's Schengen Accession

The European Commission continues to fully back Bulgaria and Romania's bid to join the Schengen area, as well as the EU Presidency's efforts in this direction, it said in a report.
"Following the [European] Council conclusion in June 2011 that both Bulgaria and Romania fulfil the criteria to apply in full the Schengen acquis, further measures were implemented which would contribute to their accession,” the report reads.
However, the Council has not been able to decide on the lifting of control at the internal borders to these countries, the report noted.

Bulgaria and Romania joined the EU in 2007. 

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.