Romania, Bulgaria to Use Migrant Crisis to Gain Free Movement in EU
Friday, 18 September 2015
Romania and Bulgaria are planning to use the migrant crisis, trading their approval of quotas for access to the Schengen borderless area, the Daily Express has claimed.
Citing an agreement between the two respective PMs, Boyko Borisov and Victor Ponta ahead of a meeting of EU interior and justice ministers, a report reads that both believe their countries should be granted access to Schengen as part of the response to the migrant crisis.
"Schengen is as essential to Europe as the Economic and Monetary Union is," the daily quotes Bulgaria's Deputy PM Meglena Kuneva as saying.
Even though the Bulgarian official reportedly pointed to the dropped resistance of member states to accepting Bulgaria and Romania into Schengen.