Romania and Bulgaria will join Schengen in March 2011, Bulgarian Interior minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov declared, quoted by the Standart daily. Bulgaria will join Schengen, together with Romania and this is a reality, he said after receiving the interim report on Bulgaria's readiness to join Schengen.

Tsvetanov underlined that in terms of technical readiness Bulgaria is doing better than older EU member states. Accordig to the report, all measures related to the information system of Schengen were finished before the deadline.