Juncker: Bulgaria ready to join Schengen

Bulgaria is ready to join the European Union’s Schengen visa zone, and Europeans should be aware of the country’s level of preparedness so that Bulgaria can join Schengen as soon as possible, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said.

Juncker was speaking on December 4 after scheduled talks in Brussels with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov.

Unconfirmed reports in the Bulgarian-language media said that Bulgaria’s gradual entry to Schengen could begin in February to March 2015, with air, sea and land borders becoming part of the zone system in stages.

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