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Brussels calls for a gradual reopening of the EU border with third countries on July 1st

June 10, 2020

The European Commission wants EU partners to open their border to third countries on a “gradual and partial” basis as of July 1st, as most of them lifted the ban on free movement within the country during the Schengen area Monthly as part of the de-escalation strategy after reducing the number of cases of infection by coronavirus.

Border management is the exclusive responsibility of the Member States, but the executive headed by Ursula von der Leyen is trying to coordinate the outcome of the pandemic to avoid the initial chaos in border control and will present the criteria “this week”. Josep Borrell, Vice President and High Representative for European Foreign Policy, announced at a press conference in Brussels that he would continue in a coordinated manner.

The head of European diplomacy has stated that most Member States are “lifting” their citizens’ travel restrictions and believe that this stage of misconduct will be over “in June”.

Brussels calls for a gradual reopening of the EU border with third countries on July 1stBrussels calls for a gradual reopening of the EU border with third countries on July 1st

This would make it possible to take the next step envisaged in the strategy of lack of consensus between the partners and to reopen the external border for the entry of third countries, although this will be a “gradual and partial” opening, the specific criteria and one “coordinated approach of the states” is subject to member, supported by the commission “.