Bulgaria declares clearly its purpose to join Schengen in March 2011 even though France and Germany decided to block the access of the two countries. Bulgarian Interior minister Tvetan Tvetanov declared that what today's newspapers read do not change Bulgaria's preparations for Schengen, Novinite reads.

Interior French and German ministers addressed a letter to the European Internal Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom arguing that they will not endorse Romania and Bulgaria to join Schengen.