site.btaMEP Kyuchyuk Protests Austria’s Schengen Enlargement Veto
Renew Europe MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk, together with his colleague Vlad Botos (MEP from Romania), and Helmut Brandstatter from the Austrian liberal party NEOS, are planning a protest on Monday in front of the Ministry of Interior in Vienna against the Austrian government's veto on Bulgaria and Romania's Schengen membership.
"The refusal to admit Bulgaria and Romania to the Schengen area is causing disappointment and frustration among citizens who rightly seek the same rights as other EU countries. The demonstration aims to show our desire, and the desire of the citizens of our countries, for full integration, unity and the removal of discriminatory barriers, which we believe will meet with understanding in no small part of Austrian society. This is not just about the Schengen area, but about the recognition, respect and observance of the principles of equality and solidarity in the European Union. This is a collective voice demanding justice," Kyuchyuk was adamant.
Earlier on Thursday, in a Facebook post, the MEP called on all citizens who feel this veto is unfair treatment and an obstacle to full European integration to join the demonstration.