Orban: Bulgaria, Romania Schengen Entry Crucial for Balkans

Orban: Bulgaria, Romania Schengen Entry Crucial for Balkans

Bulgaria and Romania's Schengen Agreement accession is critically important for the stability of the Balkans, according to Hungarian PM Viktor Orban who will be in charge of the rotating EU Presidency in the first half of 2011.

"The Balkans are a much more unstable region that they seem from the outside," he declared during a meeting with the heads of the groups in the European Parliament dedicated to the future Hungarian EU Presidency in January-June 2010, as cited by BGNES.

Orban said the completion of the EU accession negotiations of Croatia will be a priority for Hungary. He believes that for some reason the talks with Zagreb fail, this is affect the EU future of the other Western Balkan states.

In addition to the importance of Bulgaria and Romanai's Schengen entry, the Hungarian PM said the EU needs a global strategy for the integration of the Roma.


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