Hungarian foreign minister discusses ‘Schengen 2.0’ with Bulgarian counterpart
Budapest, May 18 (MTI) – Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó held bilateral talks with Bulgarian counterpart Daniel Mitov in Sofia on Wednesday. Among the topics discussed was the Hungarian government’s “Schengen 2.0” action plan, the ministry said.
Szijjártó met Mitov on the sidelines of the Council of Europe foreign ministers’ meeting, and the two also discussed the European Commission’s migrant quotas, the ministry statement said.
The two foreign ministers were in agreement that the commission’s proposal to fine countries that reject the mandatory migrant quota was “unacceptable”. They shared the view that the protection of the EU’s external borders must be given priority.
They were in agreement that the commission must not be allowed to reduce the powers of member states or violate their sovereignty, the statement said.