Romanian ForMin announces end of extra checks on Bulgarian side of border

Romanian ForMin announces end of extra checks on Bulgarian side of border

The Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) of Romania informs that the Bulgarian authorities have revoked on Monday night the additional border checks.

According to a MAE release to AGERPRES, Romanian citizens thus benefit of the normal border control regime both on entering and leaving Bulgaria, irrespective of the checkpoint they choose.

The MAE had announced non Sunday the extra security checks as a temporary, open-ended measure decided by Bulgarian authorities; in this context, it warned Romanian citizens traveling across Bulgaria to expect longer waiting times at the borders.

The MAE had refuted on Sunday evening Bulgarian media reports on two terrorist suspects, including one Romanian.

“According to an official release of the Bulgarian Interior Ministry today [Sunday] and to data obtained by the Romanian Embassy in Sofia from the relevant Bulgarian authorities, information circulated by Bulgarian media on two terrorist suspects are not factual. According to the same source, the reports were generated by a distorted interpretation of broad security measures of the order forces in the neighbouring country [Bulgaria], both in the context of a large public event in the city of Burgas and within the domestic strategy of fighting illegal migration and crime, targeting forged identity documents. As regards the identity cards which’s photocopies have been published by local media, the source mentions the document are not authentic,” the MAE states in a release to AGERPRES. More…