Bulgaria sees the delay in admitting the country and fellow EU member Romania into the Schengen Area as politically motivated, stated Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev.
Plevneliev spoke after meeting the President of EU newcomer Croatia Ivo Josipovic, who is on an official visit to Sofia Monday.
“It is evident to all concerned that Bulgaria and Romania are ready, that we are working on our borders effectively, and, as I would say, much better than some other countries,” said the Bulgarian President.
“The European Commission has resolutely stated that Bulgaria and Romania are technically ready for Schengen,” added he.
The Bulgarian President suggested that the delay is motivated by national politics in some EU member states.
“Schengen is not a matter of politics in one or another country. Big politics is the politics of common EU responsibility and solidarity,” stressed the Bulgarian President.