Romania's Foreign Minister: Postponing the Accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the Schengen Area is a Political Issu

In a special interview with the Bulgarian National Television, Romania's Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu announced that his country is considering the possibility of joining the Schengen issue in Brussels together with Bulgaria.

He participates in the meeting of EU foreign ministers, which takes place in Sofia.

Maria Gabriel: There is no Reason For not Accepting Bulgaria in Schengen

''There is no reason for not accepting Bulgaria in Schengen, but we know that the decision is taken unanimously.'' This was said by EU Commissioner Gabriel Gabriel.

A few days ago, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte stressed that his country supports us for entering Schengen Area, but there is still an incomplete work in Bulgaria. 

Turkey’s anti-terror law to be amended for EU visa deal: Officials

Turkey has submitted a proposal to overcome a longstanding stalemate over its definition of terrorism with the EU for the realization of visa-free travel for its nationals wanting to travel to the Schengen zone, ahead of an EU-Turkey summit in March, senior Turkish officials announced on Feb. 7.

Turkey to submit position paper for Schengen zone visa liberalization process

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has claimed that Turkey has accomplished all necessary work for the fulfillment of the remaining seven criteria out of 72 for visa-free travel to the EU’s Schengen zone, and will send a letter detailing Ankara’s steps to European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans.

Dutch Prime Minister: We Support You for Schengen, but You are Still not Ready

The Netherlands supports Bulgaria for joining the Schengen area for free travel, but its leaders do not think our country is ready for this step. This was made clear at the joint press conference of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borisov in the Granite Hall of the Council of Ministers.

The Bavarian Interior Minister does not Want Bulgaria in Schengen

Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann announced against the adoption of Bulgaria in the Schengen zone, BNR announced. According to him, this is also the position of his Christian Social Union, the Bavarian partner of the ruling German Christian Democratic Union of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Euronews: Bulgaria is Applying for Schengen by Strictly Guarding its Border with Turkey

Bulgaria hopes during its six-month presidency of the EU Council that it will be able to convince Brussels that it is ready to become a member of the Schengen area, according to a report by Euronews Television at the Bulgarian-Turkish border.