Christian Wigand, a spokesperson for the EU Commission, answered the question about Germany closing its borders to the Czech Republic and the Tyrol region of Austria to prevent the mutated strains of the new type of coronavirus.
Wigand said that they have seen disruptions in the free movement and supply chain in recent weeks, and the EU Commission sent a letter to all member states last week, calling for the common approach to not restrict free movement.
Wigand informed that the EU Commission sent letters to 6 member countries yesterday and stated that these countries are Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary and Sweden, which apply strict travel restrictions.
Wigand stated that the EU wants letters not to be discriminated against in free movement and to be treated proportionately, especially due to the prohibitions imposed by these countries on entry and exit from the borders.
Wigand called on the member states to act more in line with the recommendations previously agreed upon by the EU Council and said, “We believe that we will find a solution to resolve the concerns without resorting to legal remedies, which is a long process.” used the expression.
EU countries to which letters are sent have 10 days to explain their practices at the borders. The EU Commission wants the citizens of member states not to travel except in non-compulsory situations, but calls for the freedom of movement not to be disrupted, stating that border restrictions sometimes prevent compulsory travel.
It was stated that due to the restrictions in recent weeks, there were disruptions in transportation and supply chains in some countries, and people living in border regions and who had to cross the border due to their work were affected by the restrictions.
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