MEP: Successful Guarding of Borders to Accelerate Bulgaria's Schengen Accession

Politics » BULGARIA IN EU | January 7, 2016, Thursday // 12:18
Bulgaria: MEP: Successful Guarding of Borders to Accelerate Bulgaria's Schengen Accession Bulgarian MEP Mariya Gabriel. File photo

The accession of Bulgaria to the Schengen Area will be accelerated if the country continues to fulfill successfully its obligations of guarding its borders.

This opinion was expressed by Bulgarian MEP Mariya Gabriel (EPP, GERB) in an interview for Focus radio on Thursday.

According to her, the good practices established by Bulgaria in guarding its borders could serve as an example for other European countries.

In her words, the border security provided by Bulgaria contributes to the common European security.

The fingerprints, the tackling of secondary migratory flows are examples of good practices, which should be applied by the other EU member states situated at the forefront of the migrant influx.

Gabriel added that Bulgaria behaves with reason and dignity and the country is not using the difficult situation in Europe as an argument for its accelerated accession to Schengen.

Moreover, the EU has confidence in Bulgaria and this is demonstrated by the good cooperation established between them.

According to her, by maintaining good relations with the EU institutions, the acceleration of Schengen accession looked like a logical development.

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