At an official ceremony in Bucharest on occasion of the start of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union the President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani voiced hopes that Bulgaria and Romania would join the Schengen Area during the Romanian EU Presidency. The President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker also supported Romania’s bid to join the Schengen. 22 out of all 28 EU member states are members of the Schengen Area. Great Britain, Ireland, and Cyprus are not part of Schengen and Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia are waiting to be accepted as Schengen members.
Bulgaria is ready to start negotiations with Great Britain on the signature of a bilateral social agreement if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal. The purpose of this agreement is to protect the rights of the Bulgarians who live and work..
Bulgaria’s Ministry of Justice has proposed amendments to the Bulgarian Citizenship Act. According to the Justice Ministry, the possibility of acquiring Bulgarian citizenship through the so-called investments should be abolished. The amendments to..
Bulgaria’s Minister of Environment and Water Neno Dimov met with Serbia’s Minister of Environmental Protection Goran Trivan within the frameworks of his visit to the Serbian town of Dimitrovgrad. Ministers Nenov and Trivan signed during the meeting a..