France’s representatives, from the Schengen evaluation working group did not request Romania any other information related the SIS/SIRENE report even though he requested more time to examine the report, on January 14th. Romanian Interior ministry Schengen Department chief, Marian Tutilescu said on Friday for the Romanian news agency Agerpres that by Thursday, when the examination deadline expired, they did not receive any information requests regarding the report.

He said that the next step in the adhesion is to have the reports adopted in the Sch-EVAL group, which will meet on January 28th. The Schengen evaluation group debated on January 14th Romania’s report on SIS/SIRENE and two reports from Bulgaria without adopting any of the reports. Concerning the report on Romania, it was accepted by most EU member states but France’s representative requested more time to analyze it.