‘Cyprus is not ready yet’ to enter Schengen, remains the 4th candidate, EU officials note

Cyprus is not ready yet” to enter the Schengen area, said in response to a question by CNA, Commissioner Ylva Johansson, during the presentation of the package for the strengthening of the free movement area in the EU.

As the Commissioner pointed out, “that is why we are preparing to move forward, but it (Cyprus) is not yet in a position to be evaluated and is not considered ready to enter the Schengen area at the moment.”

Replying to the same question, Vice President Margaritis Schinas stressed that “in this revised strategy for us, Schengen enlargement is a priority for the three countries, Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia.

Source: Cyprus News Agency