Progress Needed on Corruption and Crime Schengen Membership Delayed for Bulgaria and Romania

Failure to address corruption issues and make judicial reforms means Bulgaria and Romania must wait until October 2011 at the earliest before they can join the passport-free Schengen zone. While Bulgaria appears to have accepted the situation, Romania has reacted with resentment.
A checkpoint on the border between Bulgaria and Greece: Bulgaria and Romania's accession to the passport-free Schengen zone has been postponed pending further reforms in both countries.

A checkpoint on the border between Bulgaria and Greece: Bulgaria and Romania's accession to the passport-free Schengen zone has been postponed pending further reforms in both countries.

AFP
jap -- with wire reports
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