🇪🇺Interior ministers just gave 🟢green light to #Croatia joining the EU's passport-free #Schengen area, but 🔴rejected #Bulgaria & #Romania joining.
@YlvaJohansson, who wanted all 3 entries adopted together, says welcome to 🇭🇷 but adds this is "a day of disappointment"
Congratulations to #Croatia on joining #Schengen! Our 🇪🇺 family grows stronger!
However, it is deeply disappointing that Bulgaria and Romania’s applications were rejected. A profound failure, a crucial mistake and a grave injustice to 🇧🇬🇷🇴.EU will pay a high price for this error.
👮 #JHA Home Affairs | ✅ Ministers approved #Schengen area enlargement for #Croatia. From 1 January 2023, checks at internal land and sea borders will be lifted. Checks at internal air borders will be lifted from 26 March 2023.