Corruption hurts Bulgaria and Romania’s chances to enter the Schengen Area. Germany and Finland are both against the countries’ entry, and Finland even implies that the two were accepted too easy in the EU.
Romania Reacts to Schengen Veto with Dismay
Romanian President Traian Basescu has hit out at the Netherlands for vetoing his country’s bid to join the Schengen Zone, accusing them of committing “abuse” amidst rumors that Dutch opposition could be linked to Romania’s earlier block on Serbian accession to the EU.
Bulgaria Fury over Schengen Rejection
Dismay and anger at the news that Bulgaria has once again been denied entry to the Schengen visa-free travel area has led to calls for the country’s citizens to begin a boycott of all things Dutch, according to reports in the Bulgarian press.