Bulgaria says it will be ready for Schengen entry in March

Bulgaria said Tuesday it is continuing with preparations to join the European Union’s passport-free Schengen zone.

‘Bulgaria will be technically in a position to become part of the Schengen area in March,’ foreign ministry spokeswoman Vessela Cherneva said in Sofia.

Cherneva admitted that EU experts had made critical comments in a report on Bulgaria, particularly about its land borders, but said the recommendations it made were ‘not at all dramatic’ and could could easily be in place by the March deadline.

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