If one is to take history into account, it is not surprising that France is one of these countries.
According to Ziarul Financiar “ a decision regarding Romania and Bulgaria's entrance into Schengen is to be delayed once more because it is not going to be put on the docket of the European justice ministers' meeting.” Apparently France was vehemently opposed to the idea.
It has been brought to Romania's attention that it needs to deal with high level corruption as well as the Roma migration issue. Although the Roma matter is not exclusive to Romania, since this particular ethnic group is nomadic and has been wandering through Europe as well as other corners of the world for quite some time, dealing with high level corruption is possible through a well thought out strategy which is unfortunately unlikely to exist in the near future.
Germany, Holland and Denmark are among the states which, whether for the above stated reasons or some relating to national interest do not want Romania in Schengen.
Given such opposition, Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta recently noted that the country will withdraw its bid for Schengen for this year.