In theory, the borders in the Schengen area have been open since 1985. But the COVID-19 pandemic has upended this European normality: controls were temporarily reintroduced at many of the EU’s internal borders from March till June 2020, to curb the spread of the virus.
Luxembourg and Germany stress the importance of the rules-based world order and a united Europe founded on shared values
Minister of State Michael Roth held discussions with young people on the topic of Europe during his visit to Luxembourg (18 October). Roth said that they should see Europe as a “great opportunity”.
On Saturday, Foreign Minister Steinmeier met his counterparts from the EU’s six founding member states for talks on the impact of the EU referendum in the UK.
Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier attended the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg on Monday (20 June). The talks focused on developments in Ukraine, in the Middle East peace…
Minister of State Roth met Foreign Minister Asselborn for talks in Berlin on 9 June. Top of the agenda were the preparations for Luxembourg’s assumption of the EU Council Presidency on 1 July.