Schengen Area

PM Ponta: We have EC and EP support for accession to Schengen, we still have to persuade one or two countries

Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Tuesday said that Romania has the support of the European Commission and the European Parliament concerning the accession to the Schengen area, however it still has to persuade "one or two member states" which "still have reserves" in this regard.

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Deputy PM Calls for Dissociating Bulgaria's Schengen Accession, CVM

Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva called for dissociating Bulgaria's accession to the Schengen Area and the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) of the European Commission.

According to Kuneva, the accession of Bulgaria should not be made dependent on the CVM, which monitors the progress of Bulgaria in the areas of judicial reform and the fight against corruption.

President Mattarella at meeting with President Iohannis: Time for Romania to be part of the Schengen Area

AGERPRES special correspondent Florentina Peia reports: Romania's President Klaus Iohannis on Monday met his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella at the Quirinale Palace in Rome, the official residence of the Italian president, with Matarella saying the time has come for Romania to be a member of the Schengen Area.

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Iohannis: Accession to Schengen and observance of Romanians' rights, discussion topics in visit to Italy

The accession to the Schengen area and the observance of the rights of Romanians living in Italy are topics on the discussion agenda of President Klaus Iohannis during the official visit he is paying to Italy on Monday and Tuesday.

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PM Ponta: Bulgaria and Romania have bigger chances to succeed in all projects if together

Prime Minister Victor Ponta stated on Thursday in Craiova, at the beginning of the joint Bulgarian-Romanian government session, that the two countries have better odds at success if they stand together, reaffirming that the possibility of entering the Schengen Area will become a reality if the two states work together.


Oprea and Bachvarova meet, discuss accession to Schengen Area, police cooperation

Romania and Bulgaria's accession to the border-free Schengen Area, regional and bilateral police cooperation as well as cooperation inside European organisations, joint operative missions in the areas of border security, migrations and asylum, corruption, were the main topics of discussion at a meeting on Friday in Craiova, of Romania's Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea and his Bulgarian counterp

Jean Asselborn: EU member states 100pct fulfilling technical criteria should be allowed in the Schengen Area

Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn on Wednesday said all the European Union member states that are 100 per cent fulfilling the technical criteria for joining the border-free Schengen Area should be allowed to do so, provided there is also political will.

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Head of EC local Representation: Joining eurozone could be Romania's next major country project

Joining the eurozone could be Romania's next major country project, the aim after this move being for the Romanians' living standards to get in line with those of the eurozone citizens, head of the European Commission's Representation to Romania Angela Filote told a press conference.

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