site.btaEuropean Parliament To Vote By End-October New Call for Bulgaria's Schengen Accession
The European Parliament (EP) will vote by the end of October on a new resolution urging Bulgaria and Romania to join Schengen. The aim is to put pressure on the EU Council, which has to take the final decision, an EP spokesperson told a press conference on Monday.
He noted that on Wednesday MEPs will once again discuss the issue with the expectation of a timely decision. The EP has repeatedly called since 2011 for Bulgaria and Romania to be admitted to Schengen because they have met the requirements. Resolutions were adopted in 2011, 2018 and 2020, and in 2021 MEPs made the same demand when discussing the operation of the area without border checks.