Austria backs Croatia's entry into Schengen area: Chancellor
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Hyderabad, Nov. 24 -- Zagreb Austria supports Croatia's entry into the European Union's (EU) border-free Schengen area but rejects the accession of Bulgaria and Romania, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer said here.
Following his meeting with Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Wednesday, the visiting Chancellor said: "We will support Croatia's accession to the Schengen area but will be critical of the efforts of Bulgaria and Romania."
Nehammer added that Croatia, unlike the other two countries, has obviously fulfilled all its obligations in terms of preventing illegal migration.
Austria will vote on the acceptance of countries into the Schengen area individually, he said.
The Chacellor stressed that Austria is facing one of th...
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