Podcast in English
Text size
Bulgarian National Radio © 2024 All Rights Reserved

Frontex firmly supports Bulgaria’s full membership of Schengen

Hans Leijtens (L) and Kalin Stoyanov
Photo: Ministry of Interior

The Executive Director of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontex, Hans Leijtens expressed firm support for the lifting of land border controls for Bulgaria, the Bulgarian news agency BTA reports.

Hans Leijtens, who is paying a working visit to Bulgaria, met in Sofia with the Bulgarian Minister of Interior Kalin Stoyanov. The two gave high praise to the cooperation between Bulgaria and Frontex, and reached agreement on a three-fold increase in the number of agency officials at the Bulgarian-Turkish border which will contribute to the high-level protection of one of the most sensitive and busy external borders of the EU. Minister Stoyanov acquainted Hans Leijtens with the organization of border control and the enhanced dialogue with Turkey, thanks to which the migratory pressure has decreased significantly as of the autumn of 2023. On 29 February the two will open the renovated border police station in Bolyarovo.



Последвайте ни и в Google News Showcase, за да научите най-важното от деня!
Listen to the daily news from Bulgaria presented in "Bulgaria Today" podcast, available in Spotify.

More from category

Italy supports Bulgaria's full-fledged membership in Schengen

Italy supports Bulgaria's full-fledged membership in the Schengen area, Italian President Sergio Mattarella said. Mattarella is on a two-day visit to Bulgaria at the invitation of President Rumen Radev. The two discussed the development of relations in..

published on 4/18/24 9:29 AM

The Ambassador of Iran to Bulgaria was summoned to a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

On 16 April 2024, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Bulgaria Mr. Alireza Irvash was summoned to a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the occasion of Iran’s attack on Israel on 14 April..

published on 4/18/24 8:45 AM
Ylva Johansson

Bulgaria and Romania update cross-border police cooperation agreement

European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson and Romanian Deputy PM and Minister of Interior Cătălin Marian Predoiu are arriving today on a working visit to Bulgaria. The visit comes at the invitation of the Minister of..

published on 4/18/24 8:00 AM