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Predoiu and Igas at Informal JHA Council

The Ministers of Justice and Internal Affairs, Catalin Predoiu and Traian Igas, will address, at the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council’s informal meeting, taking place in Hungary, Romania’s progress in the Schengen accession process, including the matter of border security. Justice Minister Catalin Predoiu will attend, on Wednesday, the informal JHA Council, where he is to meet his Dutch counterpart, Ivo Willem Opstelten, and the Minister for Immigration and Asylum Affairs, Gerd Leers. Predoiu will address, with the Dutch officials, matters like the modernization of the justice systems at European level, cooperation within the European Justice and Home Affairs Council, bilateral legal cooperation, as well as The Netherlands’ stand on Romania’s accession to the Schengen Area. Minister Traian Igas will attend, in turn, the JHA Council’s informal meeting, where ministers will debate topics related to home security, particularly, joint efforts in battling organized crime, as well as enhanced security by means of a joint border management. Nevertheless, Romania’s and Bulgaria’s accession to the Schengen Area is not featured on the agenda of the EU Interior and Justice Ministers’ informal meeting, scheduled to take place on Thursday and Friday, diplomatic sources reported.

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