09 April 2020

Western Balkans call for exemption from EU medical export restrictions

politico.eu

The foreign ministers of six Western Balkan countries have urged Brussels to exempt their countries from EU export restrictions on medical protective equipment.As the coronavirus spread across the Continent, the EU last month adopted an export authorization scheme for some personal protective equipment such as face masks with the aim of stopping EU capitals imposing national bans.The export restriction was also meant to increase solidarity among EU countries while preventing foreign countries [...]