Bulgaria has not given up trying to be a Schengen member, but is pushing for more European support, Prime Minister Boiko Borissov said on September 12.
His statement came nine days after he raised eyebrows by telling a conference in Berlin that he was unsure whether it was worth Bulgaria joining the Schengen visa zone.
In the German capital on September 3, Borissov cited the return of border controls between Austria and Germany, and the increase in migrants attempting to cross illegally into Bulgaria from Greece, as reasons to question whether it was worth being in Schengen.
“Every day our country returns to Greece about 150 migrants. They would have stayed here if Bulgaria were part of Schengen,” Bulgarian National Television quoted Borissov as saying at the time./ibna
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