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RFI: Netherlands Block Romania, Bulgaria From Schengen Accession
16.09.2011, 19:51 | International | 655 views

The Netherlands decided Friday to block the accession of Romania and Bulgaria to the Schengen Area, which could have begun in a few months, says Radio France Internationale (RFI).

The decision to go ahead with accession could have been made in Brussels on September 22, but Dutch Immigration Minister Gerd Leers believes the two states will not be able to guard the European Union's foreign borders, said RFI. The Netherlands are not alone in taking this view - Finland is also against Romania and Bulgaria's accession.

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