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Estonia’s Foreign Minister Supports Bulgaria’s Schengen Accession

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Estonia’s Foreign Minister Supports Bulgaria’s Schengen Accession

Sven Mikser

(October 16, 2017 Sofia) – "Estonia supports Bulgaria's accession to the Schengen area and appreciates the efforts of the country to protect the EU's external borders," Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser, whose country is currently chairing the EU Council, told the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR)


"The decision is based on specific and objective criteria, and we have always advocated the view that once these criteria are met no further obstacles should be put in place. This is a very important principle," he added.


On January 1st 2018, Bulgaria is taking over the Euro-leadership from Estonia for a period of 6 months within a presidential trio, including Austria.



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