A conference will be held in the European Parliament on the extension of Schengen and Bulgaria’s role in the security of the EU borders
A conference will be held in the European Parliament in Brussels on the expansion of the Schengen area and Bulgaria’s key role in the security of the EU borders. The event, which will take place tomorrow, from 12:00 to 14:00 (Bulgarian time), is organized by the MEP from EPP/GERB Emil Radev, who is the vice-chairman of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Internal Affairs in the EP.
The forum will be opened with video addresses by the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Mezzola, and the Minister of the Interior of Spain and representative of the EU Presidency, Fernando Grande-Marlasca Gómez. The chief prosecutor of Bulgaria, Borislav Sarafov, and the permanent representative of our country in the EU, Ambassador Rumen Alexandrov, will take part in the conference.
The first panel, dedicated to Bulgaria’s strategic border position, will include the Director of the Main Directorate of the Border Police, Anton Zlatanov, and Deputy the chief prosecutor at the Supreme Cassation Prosecutor’s Office, Maria Pavlova.
The second panel will focus on the exchange of information on EU border management. The director of the National Police General Directorate Atanas Ilkov and Olivier Onidi, deputy, were invited to analyze the topic. Director General of the Migration and Home Affairs Directorate of the European Commission.
The third panel focuses on the challenges and progress on Bulgaria and Romania’s road to Schengen. The topic will be commented by Ivelina Dundakova, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs in our country, Andrey Novakov, MEP from EPP/GERB and member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism in the EP, his Romanian colleague Loran Vince – member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and internal affairs, as well as Prof. Dr. J. J. Raipma, a professor of European law at Leiden University in the Netherlands.