the European response to the #coronavirus: Protecting people's health and ensuring that goods flow in the internal market pic.twitter.com/9JNBzHjqvc— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) March 15, 2020
And precise: "Today we have adopted a system of authorization of exports outside the Eu, that will have to be authorized by european governments". The president of the european Parliament, David Sassoli, comments: "After the appeal of the president of the European Commission, no government takes initiatives to limit the supply of sanitary material or to take unilateral measures to restrict the free movement in the european space. The battle is european and must be conducted with a strong coordination on the part of the organs of the Union. The only way you will be able to help the european citizens to face this challenge. Just go in random order".
Already this morning, the president had caught a glimpse of another danger, and he had talked with the commissioners, meeting in Brussels or by videoconference: the block of the internal borders. Was thinking of a measure in order to avoid that Europe should not interfere on the walls of the customs, against the free circulation. The block of the external borders of the Union could be a solution.
a temporary Measure, an emergency, but it is necessary at this time. Even at the cost of food controversies about the deprivation of fundamental rights and on the face of migration. In the mid-afternoon, however, came the announcement of a separate decision of Germany, still to be confirmed but detailed enough. Closed its borders with Austria, Switzerland and France. To the people, not to goods, is accurate. But if this is the premise, the second block may be closer than expected. However, already the first appears to be very serious.
Von der Leyen is in contact with the German Chancellor. "We are working - says an authoritative source inside the commission - in order to avoid the closing of borders, especially to the goods. To people is wrong, but to the goods is worse. It is dangerous. Would have heavy reflections of economic. Not only. The consequences would have a very negative impact also in contrast to the pandemic. "If he stops, the logistics become difficult to distribute medical supplies - continues the source of the commission. Even the chinese arrived via Germany". The commissioners of Brussels, they still are from the belgian capital, have "failed yesterday to overcome the block of the masks franco-German". Now we need to do even more: to prevent the total closure of european travolgerebbe all.
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