The National Schengen Self-evaluation Commission presided over by Administration and Interior Minister Vasile Blaga Thursday adopted a plan of measures in preparation of the country’s accession to the Schengen area, setting requirements to be fulfilled by December 2010. The Commission’s intention is to fulfil all accession criteria to the Schengen space planned for March 27, 2011, before the end of this year, according to a press release of the Ministry of Administration and Interior (MAI). Minister Vasile Blaga has asked the relevant institutions and authorities to take fast and firm action for the implementation of the institutional and operational measures necessary for fulfilling the mentioned objectives by the defined deadline. The members of the Commission debated, on Thursday, the analysis of the stage of the Schengen evaluation process, approved the priority measures in view of joining the Schengen area, presented the analysis of the progress made in contracting or implementing projects funded within the Schengen Facility and the state of play of the cleaning and maintenance work along the border corridor. The meeting was also attended by representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department for European Affairs, Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, National Customs Authority, Ministry of Justice, Foreign Intelligence Service, Romanian Intelligence Service, National Authority for the Administration and Regulation of Communications, Ministry of Communications and Information Society.