EIRP Proceedings, Vol 7 (2012)

Accession to the Schengen Area – a Further Delay for Romania

Florin Iftode


In this paper we make a complex presentation of Schengen area means in the European area and we will establish exactly the steps that Romania has to take in its attempt to join this area. Important for us is to argue, with specific examples, why Romania, in the European integration process, has failed to join this space. We shall proceed in showing the paths, according to some experts, towards the accomplishment of this objective. In the first of the paper, we have presented a history about the Schengen Area, which is the Romania’s stage in the process of accession and the main reactions of European officials and Romanian politicians on postponing the accession to the Schengen area. We addressed this issue through the method of observation on the Romania’s path in its attempt to join the Schengen area, focusing on the reactions of certain political figures and representatives of EU member countries and from our country towards this issue. The result of our observations has a direct impact to the university community, on the way of perceiving the main reasons for which Romania is postponed the accession to the Schengen Area. Our work is well documented and contains the latest reactions of political analysts and European and Romanian politicians in relation to the chosen theme.


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