The European Commission has referred to as upon the European Council to take the required selections with none additional delay to permit Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia to totally take part within the Schengen space. In a Communication adopted on November 16th, the Commission took inventory of the three Member States’ sturdy report of achievements within the software of the Schengen rules.
The Commission stated that “for years, these Member States have significantly contributed to the well-functioning of the Schengen area, including during the time of the pandemic and more recently when faced with the unprecedented consequences of the war in Ukraine.”
While the three nations are already sure partially by the Schengen rules, the interior border controls with these Member States haven’t been lifted and due to this fact they don’t benefit from the full advantages that include being a part of the Schengen space with out inner border controls.
“Becoming fully part of the Schengen area is a requirement for these Member States and they should therefore be permitted to do so given that they fulfil the conditions,” based on the EU’s communication.
Under the steer of the Czech Presidency, on 8 December the Justice and Home Affairs Council will vote on the total participation of Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia to the Schengen space with out inner border controls.