About Romania and Schengen Area…

Although Romania and Bulgaria have met all technical criteria for accession in Schengen, which was confirmed by all expert missions and was recognized at the last Council of Ministers of Interior and Justice in the EU,there are signs that this would not happen.
Netherlands: “We will not approve even partial entry”
I can not stop myself wondering what’s Holland’s intentions.
“Romania and Bulgaria have met all requirements of the Schengen acquis and have passed the assessment stages, a fact recognized by all Member States, including the Netherlands, through the adoption of the JHA Council conclusions of 9 June 2011”, says the Romanian Ministry of Administration and Interior (MAI) in a press release.
Dutch government’s position is as misunderstood as it is disappointing.They ignore the essential elements pertaining to the accession of a candidate to the Schengen area.
It is well known that “rules do not change during the game”,however, this attempt Netherlands.But why ?!Possible explanation was the result of internal problems faced by certain European countries and therefore use arguments related to European foreign policy to reach a certain internal stability.But these policies can not be in the interest of EU.As stated in the plenum of the Dutch Parliament, the country could go to to use their veto right that a decision can not be taken now.The possibility of a negative decision can be determined also by the fragility of the Hague ruling coalition, supported by the formation of the immigration and anti-populist orientation.
Among those who still oppose the entry of Romania and Bulgaria in Schengen are Germany and France.
Arguments against joining unrelated to meet technical requirements for membership in Schengen, but with high level corruption and organized crime in both countries.

Yet, the conditions of accession to the Schengen are others, and Romania and Bulgaria meet these conditions. And I do not think the Netherlands, Germany and France are above the rules created by these states.

History about Schengen :

In the early 80s, started at European level, a discussion about the importance of freedom of movement time
In 1984, former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl met with then President of France, François Mitterrand, the border crossing “Goldene Brenna” near Saarbrücken. Here they decided to eliminate border controls between Germany and France. None of them had no idea then what the future will have meaning visionary gesture for a Europe without internal borders and between states without border controls.
Their vision resulted in a first phase agreement between Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, signed in 1985 on the ship “Astrid” Mosel River, near the small Luxembourg border town of Schengen.
It followed the signing of the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement on 19 June 1990. Upon entry into force in 1995, it has removed internal border controls of the signatory states and created a single external frontier, where checks follow a strict set of rules.

Also were common rules on visas, migration, asylum, and measures relating to police cooperation, judicial and customs. All these measures, together with the Schengen Agreement, the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement, decisions and declarations adopted by the Schengen Executive Committee established in 1990 and accession protocols and agreements that followed constitute the Schengen acquis.

Initially, the Schengen acquis was part of the Community legislative framework. But this changed with the Treaty of Amsterdam on 2 October 1997, entered into force on 1 May 1999. A protocol attached to the Amsterdam Treaty incorporated the Schengen acquis in the EU legislative and institutional framework.
Since this time, the Schengen acquis is part of Community law and was transferred to the new Title IV-Visas, asylum, immigration and other policies related to free movement of persons, the TEU. (source : http://www.schengen.mai.gov.ro/index01.htm)


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