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MAE, about EP resolution regarding Schengen: Reconfirms that Romania is fully prepared for accession

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) salutes the adoption by the European Parliament’s plenary session of a resolution requesting Romania and Bulgaria’s immediate accession to the Schengen space, pointing the fact that this reconfirms that our country is fully prepared for accession.

In a press release sent to AGERPRES, it is shown that this resolution strengthens the consistent stance expressed so far by the European Parliament and reiterates the importance of the two countries’ admission to the Schengen area.

“We salute the adoption of the European Parliament’s resolution on the full implementation of the provisions of the Schengen acquis in Romania and Bulgaria, namely the abolition of the internal, terrestrial, maritime and air border controls, voted today in the plenary session of the European Parliament. This resolution strengthens the consistent stance repeatedly expressed by the European Parliament and reiterates the importance of allowing Romania and Bulgaria to join the Schengen area. Furthermore, the resolution reconfirms the fact that Romania is fully prepared for accession and fulfills the responsibilities incumbent on the Schengen state status, thus contributing to the security of all European citizens,” the MAE press release reads.

According to the quoted source, through this resolution, the European Parliament “urges the Council to present as quickly as possible a new draft decision regarding the full application of the provisions of the Schengen acquis in Romania and Bulgaria and make an immediate decision for eliminating internal border controls.”

The plenary session of the European Parliament issued on Tuesday, in Strasbourg, a resolution calling for the admission of Romania and Bulgaria in the Schengen area of free movement.

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