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President Radev expects judicial reform to change the Netherlands' position on Bulgaria's Schengen membership

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"In the coming days, the recently adopted legal changes that create a mechanism for investigation of the actions of the Prosecutor General will enter into force. We expect this decisive step in the judicial reform in Bulgaria to change the position of the Netherlands regarding our admission to Schengen," President Rumen Radev said.

Today, in Moldova, Radev spoke with Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte. President Radev expressed hope that with the new legal changes Bulgaria would be able to respond to the concerns of the Netherlands and recalled that the European Commission and the European Parliament have repeatedly stated Bulgaria's readiness to join Schengen. He also recalled that all EU member states, with the exception of two countries, support the admission of Bulgaria to Schengen in October 2023.

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