Germany will veto Romania Schengen bid

Germany remains opposed to allowing Romania and Bulgaria membership in Europe’s Schengen Area of border-free travel. Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich told SPIEGEL that more progress must be made in the fight against corruption. Spiegel interview in English, here.

According to, the Romanian Government will not push for a decision at the JHA meeting, instead it will present the country’s progress in achieving European targets. Romanian PM statement, here.


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