PM Ponta: We have EC and EP support for accession to Schengen, we still have to persuade one or two countries

PM Ponta: We have EC and EP support for accession to Schengen, we still have to persuade one or two countries

Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Tuesday said that Romania has the support of the European Commission and the European Parliament concerning the accession to the Schengen area, however it still has to persuade “one or two member states” which “still have reserves” in this regard.

“I have talked both about the CVM [the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism] and Schengen, but things are known in that area, our position. The support, both on the European Commission’s level and on the European Parliament’s level, exists, we still have to persuade one or two member states which still have reserves in this regard,” the head of Government said at the end of the working visit he paid to Strasbourg on Tuesday. More…