POL 423 Journal 4

POL 423 Journal 4 - The Romanians however, see this as...

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Financial Times Bloc’s newcomers smart over Schengen delay Saturday, January 22, 2011 Journal 4 Romania and Bulgaria are struggling with completing what is necessary for them to become members of the Schengen zone. Although both countries have spent large amounts of money on upgrading border security, many in the European Union do not think they are politically ready to join the zone. Since both countries have been relatively slow in combating organized crime and corruption. There are heavy concerns about the border Bulgaria shares with Turkey, because the Greek-Turkish border is becoming one of increasing problem, and if Romania and Bulgaria join the zone there will be a direct path to the core of the Union.
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Unformatted text preview: The Romanians however, see this as continued discrimination from the French, like what was seen in Frances Roma policy. While the Schengen zone is pushed quite fervently by the European Union there are real concerns coming from many of the member states about open borders with countries that are not politically or technologically as advanced as many of the members. A common open border is obviously necessary in the context of a united Europe, but this article shows that there is still a great deal of work that needs to be done in order for that open border to work properly and securely....
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