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Justice Minister Zarkov: October Deadline for Bulgaria’s Accession to Schengen

There is a clear commitment for Bulgaria’s accession to Schengen in October 2023. The deadline was agreed by President Rumen Radev during the European Council meeting in Brussels last week, caretaker Justice Minister Krum Zarkov said on Wednesday’s “Hello, Bulgaria” NOVA TV show. For the first time Bulgaria has a clear and specific deadline, he added. 
This is the result of intensive work by the caretaker cabinet in recent weeks and a strong international authority in the face of President Radev, the Justice Minister pointed out.
Now everything depends on the work of Parliament and the adoption of several reforms, which are related to the rule of law. According to Zarkov, Bulgaria should not be worried about the reports that the Netherlands is expecting, related to the monitoring mechanism.