The Netherlands to veto Bulgaria, Romania’s Schengen entry

The Netherlands will ‘work against’ a European decision on Romania and Bulgaria’s entry to the Schengen open border area, immigration minister Gerd Leers told parliament on Thursday evening, news agency ANP reports.


The European Commission is looking at the issue next week and the Netherlands will use its veto if it appears Bulgaria and Romania are to be admitted, Leers said.
Leers said in particular he is concerned that neither country is doing enough to combat corruption, a fact confirmed by a Commission report this summer.
Finland supports the Dutch position, ANP says.