Juncker Disagrees with the Dutch Claims to Bulgaria for Schengen

EC spokesman Alexander Winterstein said that President Jean-Claude Juncker's position on the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to Schengen has not changed, the BNR said. He said this in response to a question about the Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok's request during his visit in Bulgaria.

PM Dancila: The political decision of some member states impede us to join Schengen Area

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila stated on Friday in Arad that "the political decision of some member states impede us to join the Schengen Area," adding that following the informal Summit in Sibiu decisions should be made that can also be noted Romania. "The Sibiu Summit is important for our country, each country which holds the rotating presidency has an informal summit.

Stricter inspections from travel to and from non-Schengen countries

Police inspections at airports are to become stricter from this week for European citizens traveling to countries that are not members of the border-free Schengen area.

Specifically, in accordance with European regulations first adopted in 2017, travelers will be required to show a passport and not just a police identity card to facilitate database security checks.

The Cabinet Gave Another BGN 3 million to the Interior Ministry For Schengen

The government approved additional spending on the budget of the Ministry of Interior amounting to BGN 3 000 000, the government's press service announced.

The amount is for the financing of projects related to the implementation of urgent measures for 2019 for the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Schengen area.