Europe extends from Vigo to Varna, said the EC president
We need to open the Schengen area of free movement to Bulgaria and Romania immediately, said President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in his State of the Union Address. Juncker mentioned Bulgaria multiple times in his speech before the EP in Strasbourg. The EC president called for all Member States to shoulder some of the responsibility for the protection of the bloc’s external borders. Bulgaria, Italy and Spain cannot be left alone in providing border security, he noted.