According to a report published in the Romanian media, two European meetings will take place this month, and a decisive vote on this issue will take place on December 9 in the Council of Justice and Home Affairs.
Despite the fact that Bulgaria and Romania over the past ten years have met all the technical conditions in order to become new members of the Schengen area, the process has not yet been completed.
Recently, the Dutch legislators submitted a new resolution urging the government of the country not to take irreversible steps regarding the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the Schengen area pending further investigations regarding border surveillance and the reduction of corruption crimes in both Balkan countries wounds.
However, last month, members of the European Parliament called on EU countries to allow Bulgaria and Romania to join the Schengen area as soon as possible and end discrimination.
According to them, the Council should submit a new a decision regarding the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the Schengen area by the end of this year. This should ensure the abolition of citizen checks at all internal borders of the two countries over the next year.
“The maintenance of internal border checks is discriminatory and has a serious impact on the lives of mobile workers and citizens. By obstructing the import, export and free movement of goods from cargo ports, they damage the single market of the European Union, — deputies emphasized in a recent report of the European Parliament.