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EP committee to discuss Schengen accession

The European Parliament’s Home Affairs Committee will discuss Romania’s and Bulgaria’s Schengen accession today, according to a Novinite report, taken over by Mediafax. The news agency said that a Bulgarian parliamentary delegation was to reach Brussels yesterday to discuss accession to the border-free zone with MEPs.

In February, the EP committee announced that it would make public a decision regarding the two countries’ Schengen accession on May 2. According to a recent report of the Schengen evaluation group, Bulgaria currently meets all criteria to join the visa-free zone. Romania received a favourable report earlier this year. The two countries were initially scheduled to join in March, but their accession was postponed after several EU members demanded a delay, citing political criteria related to the legal system reform.

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