The EC is proposing that member states suspend restrictions, such as lifting the weekend and overnight travel bans.
The European Commission has instructed member states to set up a "green lane" at border crossings, in a bid to unblock borders and allow freight vehicles to cross from one country to another in the short term, to ensure the smooth flow of goods, including medical equipment.
In her address Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that during this emergency situation the EU must be flexible.
“Today we have issued guidelines to member states for the so-called green lanes. I set out four goals in a bid to make real progress on European roads. The first of these is to ensure that crossing borders via the so-called green lanes lasts no longer than 15 minutes. Last weekend we had lines of over 40 kilometers at some border crossings, with waits of up to 18 hours. That must come to an end,” President von der Leyen said.
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