Opinions lean towards Schengen accession for Bulgaria and Romania

Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov commented for the Bulgarian National Radio that the Schengen enlargement talks continued and that opinions leaned towards giving Bulgaria and Romania a horizon for accession to the Schengen area. An important argument in favour of their accession is that as outer borders of the EU and in order to attain 100 percent efficiency in intercepting the transiting of what are known as foreign militants between Europe and the conflict regions in the Middle East, the two countries must have full access to the Schengen information system. Secondly, all previous progress reports on how the criteria for Schengen membership have been met, have been positive, at the same time there has been no real progress with regard to our membership as such, Minister Mitov said. 

More from category

Social assistance should be linked with qualification and literacy activities: Bulgaria’s business

The Bulgarian Industrial Association voiced support for a draft for amendments to the Social Assistance Act. The draft aims to significantly change the conditions for social assistance in Bulgaria. According to the draft, the social benefits should be..

published on 3/19/19 6:22 PM

Momchilovtsi and Rhodope Mountains captivate China

The Charm of Momchilovtsi and Rhodope Mountains forum will present on March 26 in Beijing (China) the popular Rhodope village to diplomats, businessmen and intellectuals. The guests of the forum will get acquainted with a project for establishment of..

published on 3/19/19 5:46 PM

Sofia climbs to 90th position in world’s most expensive cities ranking of Economist Intelligence Unit

Bulgaria’s capital Sofia climbed 26 positions to 90 th place in the world’s most expensive cities ranking of Economist Intelligence Unit. Prices in Sofia have started to equalize with those in Western Europe as Bulgaria is expected to join the..

published on 3/19/19 4:06 PM