Bucharest: Romania may give up joining Schengen

Romania and Bulgaria’s Schengen entry has been postponed indefinitely again. Romanian Foreign Minister Titus Corlăţean has said Bucharest may give up joining the Schengen Agreement.

We have been living without Schengen up to now and we will continue doing so in the future. If they invite us, it would be very good, he said.

At the same time Romanian Interior Minister Radu Stroe expressed hope that his EU counterparts would again discuss the Schengen enlargement by the end of this year. Stroe said that a compromise could be Romania and Bulgaria’s phased-in entry to the Schengen Area.

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