Romania wants a decision to be made on its Schengen entry bid during the first half of 2011, Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Baconschi said.
Baconschi said that Romania’s goal is to see a decision on Schengen accession in the first half of the year. “We have done our homework and the seven assessment missions have confirmed that Romania is ready,” he added.
The Minister said authorities were determined to step up efforts in this field. But he blasted the “false arguments and artificial links” France and Germany allegedly resorted to in order to block Romania’s accession.