The Hungarian Presidency at the EU will do whatever is possible for Romania and Bulgaria to join Schengen, in accordance with the promises it made despite the opposition of Paris and Berlin, Hungarian diplomatic head Janos Martonyi declared, quoted by AFP.
The priority is to extend Schengen with the adhesion of Romania and Bulgaria, Martonyi declared in a press conference at Paris. He underlined that Hungary will do whatever possible to find a compromise. The Hungarian minister declared that Romania fulfilled its obligations but Bulgaria still has some problems.
If adhesion criteria are fulfilled, then we must accept the two countries, the minister said. Schengen counts 25 member states. Over 400 million citizens can freely travel from Finland to Greece and from Portugal to Poland without having to show their passports.