Now is not the time for our country to become part of the Schengen Area, and the joining of our country in this area will not help us, said Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

“Everyone says that Bulgaria should immediately become a member of the Schengen area. But, this is not in our best interest at this time. On the other hand, if they want to take us, we would gladly accept membership. For years, they have been playing with Bulgaria. Now we need less games, and it will not be an easy decision to make regarding the Schengen area”, said Borisov.

He added that on October 6, Bulgaria will establish a European Border Police.

“This new body, the European Border and Coast Guard, will begin to operate next month with 1500 employees for an undetermined amount of time. “Gulab Pismornec” made Bulgaria € 160 million”, said Borisov while addressing reporters.

The European Commission will provide € 160 million for Bulgaria to deal with migrants by border guards.