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Bulgaria's Minister of Interior: The price of our membership in Schengen cannot be the Bulgarian police officers’ dignity

Caretaker Minister of Interior Ivan Demerdzhiev
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Bulgaria is making extraordinary efforts to ensure the security of its partners”, caretaker Minister of Interior Ivan Demerdzhiev said in a statement with regard to the Netherlands’ intention to vote against Bulgaria’s admission to the Schengen. 

“Three of our border police officers lost their lives to protect the security of the European Union. The suggestions that you can cross the border for EUR 50 are extremely offensive. Our efforts do not deserve disregard! Our efforts do not deserve offenses!”, Minister Demerdzhiev noted and added that Bulgaria passed successfully two consecutive inspections led by the European Commission and the reports firmly state that the country meets all the necessary criteria.

“The price of our membership in Schengen cannot be the Bulgarian police officers’ dignity! We are not ready to pay such a price!”, said Ivan Demerdzhiev.

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