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Austrian Interior Minister Gerhard Karner said today that he will vote against the entry of Romania and Bulgaria into the Schengen area, BTA reported, citing France Press.

Karner said this at a meeting with his colleagues in Brussels, announcing Austria's intention to block the two countries from joining.

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The European ministers are expected to pronounce on Croatia as well.