Romanian President Traian Basescu is optimistic about Romania’s Schengen entry in 2011

Romanian President Traian Basescu said Wednesday on national television TVR he is optimistic about the country’s Schengen entry in 2011, adding accession to the EU’s border-free area is not a failed objective for the country.

“Romania’s objective is to join the Schengen area in 2011. It’s true we were aiming for spring, but the goal has not been missed. (…) I refuse to accept the idea of Romania not joining the Schengen area,” said Basescu.

The head of state explained authorities have just finished evaluating Bulgaria’s progress, adding the report on the neighboring country is positive. The European Parliament is expected to approve the report around June 6,” said Basescu.

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