Tuesday, February 23, 2021

CORONAVIRUS Germany must explain to the EU why it closed borders for Czechs, Slovaks and Tyrol


In a letter sent on Monday to Michael Clauss, the German ambassador to the EU, the Commission warned that the measures taken by Germany were “disproportionate and unjustified”. “We believe that the goal that Germany rightly pursues – the protection of public health during a pandemic – could also be achieved through less restrictive measures,“stated in the EU executive document.

Germany has ten days to reply to Brussels. The DPA pointed out that this dispute could theoretically lead to legal proceedings by the European Commission against Germany. Similar letters – referring to the disproportionate nature of the measures taken at national borders – were also sent by the Commission to Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Hungary and Sweden.

At the request of the EC, the matter was included in the debate of the Ministers for European Affairs, who are discussing by video conference on Tuesday in the format of the EU General Affairs Council. In its guidelines for Member States, the Commission did not recommend closing borders and emphasized the importance of maintaining the free movement of people and goods – and Member States also agreed in early February that border restrictions must not jeopardize international traffic.

Since 14 February, the German government has included the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Tyrol in the list of countries with dangerous coronavirus mutations, which in practice means a ban on the entry of most people from these countries and regions into Germany. An exception is made for truck drivers, who must, however, prove themselves with a negative test for COVID-19. The measures of the German side led to chaos on roads in the border area, especially on Czech highways.





#CORONAVIRUS #Germany #explain #closed #borders #Czechs #Slovaks #Tyrol

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Hot Topics

The European Agency and the WHO also gave a recommendation for the elderly – the Society

The first quantities of Astrazeneka's vaccine, 150,000 doses, arrived in Serbia over the weekend, and Marija Gnjatović from the Institute for the Application...

The “SEHA” Radiology Conference explores the latest innovations and technological developments – UAE – News and Reports

The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, "SEHA", organized the 10th session of the "SEHA" International Conference on Radiology recently, which comes in line...

Suspect confesses to killing critical Maltese journalist in 2017 | NOW

A suspect in the killing of Maltese anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana...

Related Articles

The European Agency and the WHO also gave a recommendation for the elderly – the Society

The first quantities of Astrazeneka's vaccine, 150,000 doses, arrived in Serbia over the weekend, and Marija Gnjatović from the Institute for the Application...

The “SEHA” Radiology Conference explores the latest innovations and technological developments – UAE – News and Reports

The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, "SEHA", organized the 10th session of the "SEHA" International Conference on Radiology recently, which comes in line...

Suspect confesses to killing critical Maltese journalist in 2017 | NOW

A suspect in the killing of Maltese anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana...