Romania and the prospects of accession to the Schengen area Cover Image

România şi perspectivele aderării la spaţiul Schengen
Romania and the prospects of accession to the Schengen area

Author(s): Nelu Niţă, Adrian Lupaşcu
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Editura Universităţii George Bacovia din Bacău România
Keywords: Schengen area; membership; membership criteria; freedom; security

Summary/Abstract: On January 1, 2007, after a negotiation process that lasted seven years, Romania has joined the European Union and entered into a new phase, consisting of the preparation and adoption of all necessary measures for accession to the Schengen Area. Accession to the Schengen Area, currently consists of 26 of the states, has the effect of lifting internal border controls between Schengen Member States, being created a single external frontier, where checks are carried out according to a strict set of rules. The time horizon considered by the Romanian authorities for Schengen accession was March 2011. Although, to date, there have been several visits for assessing Romania's preparation for accession to this space, during which it was found that Romania is ready, and meets all the technical requirements to be part Schengen, Romania still has not been accepted to join this space. As a matter of major interest for the entire Romanian society, this study aims to analyze the root causes of non-acceptance of Romania into the Schengen and perspectives we have, in a time frame closer or more distant, to be accepted into the Schengen Area, an area of freedom, security and justice.

  • Issue Year: III/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 81-122
  • Page Count: 42
  • Language: English