Austira: Fmr FM Kneissl criticises lack of EU coordination on COVID crisis *PARTNER CONTENT*

Former Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl said on Monday that the EU's handling of the COVID crisis lacks «coordination» amongst the member states, speaking at an interview for RT from Vienna. «The fact that everybody moved into the lockdown in a different way. And unfortunately once again also now with the past 10, 12 days, we have seen how many countries decided in a unilateral and at most in a bilateral way, how to move out of the lockdown, how to handle summer season for tourism etc,» said Kneissl. «It only demonstrates the fact that there is not the coordination that should be there and that people are asking,» said Kneissl adding that there are no initiatives on a national level to push for a universal approach amongst EU member states. Kneissl addressed the economic and recovery plans for the EU that Germany and France have proposed and whether or not would this include plans for a second wave of COVID-19 lockdown for EU members, saying that after a long quarantine season «is simply too much for most.»

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