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The accession of Romania and Bulgaria to the Schengen area: extracts from the debate


In the debate with the Commission and Council, MEPs call for the Schengen passport-free travel area to be completed swiftly by extending it to Bulgaria and Romania. Some MEPs call on the Council and the Commission to accelerate and finalise the procedure, while others remind that accessing Schengen is also a responsability and that fundamental rights should be ensured. Extracts from the debate.

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