EU Commissioner sees no danger of holidays yet | free press


Germany is classifying more and more EU countries as risk areas. The number of corona infections is increasing in many places. However, EU Economic Commissioner Gentiloni does not see the holidays in danger.

Berlin (dpa) – Despite the increasing number of corona infections in various countries, the holiday season in Europe is not in danger, according to the EU commission.

Economic Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni told the Funke media group newspapers: “We must now guard against too much excitement and avoid overreaction.” Thanks to the vaccinations, higher numbers did not automatically lead to a more dangerous situation. Despite the highly contagious Delta variety, a “strong holiday season” is possible.

Coordinated travel restrictions required

Italy’s EU commissioner warned of unilateral unjustified travel restrictions by individual member states. “I sincerely hope that all EU countries coordinate their measures as much as possible,” Gentiloni said. Unilateral actions will only increase uncertainty in Europe.” Personal behavior and vaccinations are more important. Due to the progress of the vaccination campaigns, the situation this summer is different from a year ago.

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