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Foreign Minister Vigenin: Italy Backs Bulgaria's Schengen Bid

Politics » DIPLOMACY | May 23, 2014, Friday // 16:40| Views: 1220 | Comments: 2
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Bulgaria: Foreign Minister Vigenin: Italy Backs Bulgaria's Schengen Bid Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin, photo by BGNES

Italy supports Bulgaria's Schengen bid, according to Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin.

Speaking Friday after a meeting with his Italian counterpart Federica Mogherini, Vigenin announced that Italy and Bulgaria would also work together on the implementation of the South Stream gas pipeline.

Vigenin, as cited by the Bulgarian National Radio, made clear that Bulgaria had every reason to believe that the decision on its accession to the Schengen area could be taken in the autumn of 2014

He informed that Italy's Foreign Minister had vowed that the country would seek to convince member states of the need to approve Bulgaria's Schengen accession during the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (July – December 2014).

Vigenin said that Mogherini had emphasized that Italy believed that Bulgaria was prepared to join the Schengen area and saw no reason for further postponement.

He said that the two had agreed on joint efforts to defend the implementation of the South Stream gas pipeline and to defend it against political attacks.

Vigenin reiterated that the postponed meeting between Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski would take place on May 28, adding that they would also discuss Bulgaria's Schengen bid.

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#2
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman - 24 May 2014 // 12:07:22

Not a snow ball in hell chance of this criminal country getting in

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The Facts - 24 May 2014 // 07:20:07

No EU country will approve Schengen status for Bulgaria given the level of corruption, a leaking border with Turkey that enables thousands of 'refugees' to flood into the country, and an incompetent commie government that is so famous for being the trojan horse of Russia that poor Oligarski is shunned by every EU leader.

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