“The two new member states will in the future also become responsible for managing a considerable part of the EU’s external border. They have worked very hard with the EU’s assistance in preparing for this vital task. Full membership of the Frontex agency will help them discharge their responsibilities and they will benefit from “Schengen Facility” funds, which represent a considerable financial incentive to assist them in preparing to join the Schengen area in due course”.

Franco Frattini, comissário europeu responsável pela Justiça, Liberdade e Segurança, sobre os desafios da adesão da Roménia e da Bulgária à União Europeia.

FONTE: Portal da UE