ZAGREB, Nov 9 (Croatia Sun News) – The European Commission took account of the Human Rights Watch report when evaluating Croatia’s preparedness to join the Schengen area and concluded that Croatia continued to meet its commitments towards human rights protection, European Commission spokeswoman Tove Ernst said on Friday.
ZAGREB, Oct 22 (Croatia Sun News) – European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said on Monday that the Commission would adopt a report on Croatia’s compliance with the Schengen Area requirements, despite lobbying from Slovenian MEPs to delay any consideration of Croatia until the border dispute between the two countries is fully resolved.
ZAGREB, Oct 19 (Croatia Sun News) – Slovenian members of the European Parliament have sent an open letter to current and new EU leaders opposing Croatia’s accession to the Schengen area of passport-free travel, the Vecernji List daily reported on Saturday.
ZAGREB, Oct 9 (Croatia Sun News) – EU Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said on Tuesday he would do his utmost so that by the end of this month Croatia was given the assessment that it was ready to join the Schengen Area because it deserved it.
ZAGREB, Sept 27 (Croatia Sun News) – By putting forward a bill on the processing of biometric data to strengthen security in Croatia and the Schengen area, the Croatian government wants to secure conditions for interoperability, namely for the linking and processing of a person’s physical traits which enables their uniform identification between the information systems of Croatia and other EU countries.