Bulgaria Prepares for Admission to Schengen Zone and Begins Patrols on Black Sea

The Sofia News Agency Novinite reports that Bulgaria has added five new coast guard ships which will soon begin patrolling Bulgaria’s Black Sea border.  The patrols are a requirement for Bulgaria’s impending admission to the Schengen Zone which is set to occur in March 2011.

The ships will reportedly be included in “Bulgaria’s integrated system for the observation of the sea border, which is part of the European External Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR)” and “will be taking part in operations of the Frontex Agency … under the European Patrol Network project.”

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