Austria Holds Firm Against Bulgaria and Romania's Full Schengen Membership

Austria's Minister of the Interior, Gerhard Karner, has reiterated his steadfast opposition to the full admission of Bulgaria and Romania into the Schengen area, particularly via land borders. Karner emphasized the importance of adhering to the agreed-upon entry terms for Bulgaria and Romania, which currently only allow for air and sea access.

Denkov in Munich: Bulgaria Gains European Support for Schengen and Eurozone, Affirms Solidarity with Ukraine

Prime Minister Nikolai Denkov has garnered backing for Bulgaria's bid to join the Schengen Area and the Eurozone following fruitful discussions with European leaders during the Munich conference. Denkov emphasized the importance of continuing negotiations with Austria to address any lingering concerns.