With Europe now the focal point of the coronavirus pandemic and daily patient numbers now exceeding those at the peak in China, European Union leaders are fighting an uphill battle to keep the common market functioning. As more and more countries reestablish border controls within the normally border-free Schengen area, the EU has its work cut out for it.
“The single market has to function,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said, cautioning against unilateral actions.
“For any measures to be effective, they need to be coordinated at EU level. Member states, especially neighboring ones, need to work very closely together. In this way – and it is the only way – we can make sure that our citizens receive the health care that they need immediately, wherever they are at the moment.”
A furious row has erupted inside the EU following a lack of coordination in the bloc’s…
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