|Author (Person)||Fontanella-Khan, James|
|Series Title||Financial Times|
Romania’s hopes of joining the EU’s Schengen passport-free zone were thwarted in September 2012 after several member states said its membership would be premature amid the continued political turmoil in the east European country.
A meeting of EU interior ministers scheduled for the 19 September 2012, during which officials were supposed to vote on Romania’s accession to the border-free zone, was postponed after Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium made it clear they were not ready to support Bucharest’s admission.
|Countries / Regions||Europe, Romania|