Poland supports Bulgarian bid to join Schengen travel zone

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk backed on Thursday Bulgaria’s bid to join the European visa-free Schengen travel zone in 2011. “Bulgaria is on a fast track to join Schengen and Poland will help it in that direction.

Tusk also praised the government’s “steadfast efforts against corruption and organized crime.”
Borisov, on his part, thanked Tusk for the support, highlighting its importance in the light of Poland’s upcoming EU presidency in the second half of 2011.

Bulgaria is seeking to join the Schengen zone in March 2011 but is still awaiting the European Union’s final greenlight. The two premiers of the Bulgaria and Poland also discussed on the issues pertaining to economic crisis, gas deliveries and transportation links too.