The vote cast in the JHA Council by Austria and the Netherlands against the accession of Romania and Bulgaria to Schengen is "an injustice" to our country, Austria having a "hostile position" towards Romania, Alina Gorghiu, acting president of the Senate, said for AGERPRES.
"I clearly understand that we are dealing with a hostile position of Austria towards Romania. Today's vote in the JHA Council is based on a flagrant double standard. None of the arguments invoked today at the JHA, by Austria, had a serious foundation. After 20 years of politics, we still haven't seen them all. Austria today has not understood anything about what European solidarity is. The arguments formulated by Romania and the EU did not matter for the Austrian side," said Alina Gorghiu.
"It is very important and worrying that this vote of Austria created a dangerous precedent at the EU level, in which a member state not only voted against European unity during wartime, but also did it for electoral reasons. The European community must establish rules that put the common interest of the member states first," Gorghiu added.