Canada Eases Visa Rule for Romania and Bulgaria

Canada has eased visa requirements for citizens of Romania and Bulgaria for trips lasting for less than six months. Visitors from the two countries will instead need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorisation if travelling to Canada by air./

Individuals who are going to Canada to study for more than six months will need a study permit and a visa.

S&D Group President: Romania and Bulgaria are Ready to Join Schengen

Romania and Bulgaria should join the Schengen area "as soon as possible" as they meet the relevant criteria, according to Gianni Pittella, president of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D Group) in the European Parliament, according to Romania Insider. 

Bulgaria Head of State: 'The Existence of Unwritten Criteria for Joining the Schengen Area is Not Fair to European Citizens'

''The clear definition and consolidation of the principle of solidarity within the European Union and the improvement of the common European asylum policy will be key issues during the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU.