Bulgaria and Romania are not ready for Schengen, independent experts say

Newsroom 17/01/2011 | 11:45

Bulgaria and Romania are not ready to join Schengen, according to reports from independent experts presented on Friday to EU member states, said a European diplomatic source quoted by the AFP.

The representatives of the member states discussed three reports in Brussels, and the conclusion was that the two countries are not yet ready to connect to the Schengen information system. As far as Bulgaria is concerned, it still has issues as far as maintaining the security of the frontier it shares with Turkey.

This means that Romania and Bulgaria stand few chances of joining Schengen at the end of March as it was initially stipulated due to the fact that Germany and France think this is “premature.”

A new mission of the EU experts will come to the two countries to verify that progress has been made.

The Schengen space includes 25 member states and allows more than 400 million people to travel freely without showing their passport.

Otilia Haraga

BR Magazine | Latest Issue

Download PDF: Business Review Magazine April 2024 Issue

The April 2024 issue of Business Review Magazine is now available in digital format, featuring the main cover story titled “Caring for People and for the Planet”. To download the magazine in
Newsroom | 12/04/2024 | 17:28
Advertisement Advertisement
Close ×

We use cookies for keeping our website reliable and secure, personalising content and ads, providing social media features and to analyse how our website is used.

Accept & continue