European Parliament clears Romanian, Bulgarian Schengen membership.

By bne IntelliNews June 9, 2011
The European Parliament concluded that Romania and Bulgaria have met the technical requirements for entering the borderless Schengen agreement, which is a precondition for the Justice and Home Affairs Council to clear the membership of the two countries, the EP announced. Nonetheless, the EP outlined the need for tackling the illegal migration issues in Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey, adding that a supplementary action plan ought to be enforced after Bulgaria joins the border check-free area. Also, certain issues will require regular reporting and further attention, the MEPs said in their recommendations, leaving the door open for the Council of Minister to take the final decision. The Justice and Home Affairs Council will discuss the two countries membership on June 9-10.

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