He also sharply criticized Chancellor Karl Nehammer
The President of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen, believes that the decision of his country’s government to block the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the Schengen area is “wrong”. He also sharply criticized the Austrian chancellor Karl Nehammer.
Analena Berbok and Maria Gabriel: Bulgaria has fulfilled all the conditions for entry into Schengen“When the federal government of Austria said no to the accession of Romania and Bulgaria to the Schengen area, I made a public statement saying that I did not agree with the decision of my government. I saw no point in blocking Romania and Bulgaria from the Schengen area system. The question is much broader, how to control the flow of people seeking work or asylum in the 27 EU countries. I find the decision of the Austrian federal government wrong, but I hope that one day it will be reconsidered. I have had several the contact with the Romanian and the Bulgarian President Rumen Radev. Even today, I believe that the decision was not correct”, noted the Austrian head of state.