Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Romania tries to join Schengen area by 2011

Romania's accession to Schengen area by 2011 is the government's main goal for the next period, said Cristian David, Minister of Interior and Administrative Reform on Tuesday.

The minister said it at a meeting with a German parliamentary delegation led by Vice President of Bundestag Juridical Commission Wolfgang Neskovic. The officials spoke about Romania's accession to Schengen area, the progress reported on border security, the fight against corruption and preparation for the accession to Prum Treaty, the Ministry announced in a press release.

The representatives of seven EU states signed in Prum in May 2005 a Convention between the Kingdom of Belgium, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Kingdom of Spain, the French Republic, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of Austria on the stepping up of cross border cooperation, particularly in combating terrorism, cross border crime and illegal migration.

They also spoke about the fight against corruption, stressing the need to involve the civil society in preventing such deeds.

Source: Xinhua

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