EU blasts U.S. over coronavirus travel ban Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 1, 2021

European Union leaders on Thursday blasted President Donald Trump’s sweeping decision to impose sweeping travel restrictions on the continent over the fast spreading coronavirus.

In a joint statement the leaders said President Trump’s decision in a White House speech on Wednesday night to restrict travel from Europe to the United States in response to the coronavirus pandemic was “taken unilaterally and without consultation.”

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 “The coronavirus is a global crisis, not limited to any continent, and it requires cooperation rather than unilateral action,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel wrote.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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