The Romanian members of European Parliament back the report drawn up by Carlos Coelho on the Schengen Area enlargement, a document adopted by the European Parliament’s Commission on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) in a 33 to 3 vote.
At the end of the vote cast by LIBE, EPP vice president Romanian Marian-Jean Marinescu told Agerpres the Commission’s positive vote ”counts a lot both for the vote in the plenary session in June, where a vast majority is to be expected, and as a political signal for the Council”.
Romanian MEP Ioan Enciu (S&D), a shadow-rapporteur on this file, said that ”no surprises are to be expected at the European Parliament plenary vote in June”.
ALDE group coordinator in LIBE commission, Renate Weber told Agerpres: ”The LIBE vast majority vote shows that Romania and Bulgaria have met the requirements set in order to enter Schengen Area and at the same time it points to the tendency in the European Parliament”.
LIBE Commission late on Monday adopted the Coelho report on the Schengen Area enlargement, with the document showing that Romania and Bulgaria have proved they are sufficiently prepared for the full implementation of the Schengen acquis provisions.