The European Parliament discusses in Strasbourg today Romania’s and Bulgaria’s Schengen accession. MEPs are expected to call for the Schengen passport-free travel area to be completed swiftly by extending it to all EU member states who wish to participate, with a resolution in this respect to be voted on in the next plenary session.

Another topic on the European Parliament’s agenda concerns the mobilisation of Russian reserve troops, the illegal referendums in Ukrainian occupied regions and the nuclear threats voiced by the president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. MEPs will request firm responses from member states to Russia’s preparations to annex Ukrainian territories and to step up military actions.

Radio Romania International