Chain reaction if Berlin shuts borders - Kurz

Austria will follow if Germany takes 'national measures'- Vienna

(ANSA) - Strasbourg, July 3 - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Tuesday warned that there will be a chain reaction if German closes its borders to stop the flow of asylum seekers.
    "I cannot anticipate what will happen in the coming weeks," Kurz said in Strasbourg.
    "It depends on what happens in Germany. If Berlin introduces national measures, which would have a chain reaction, it could mean that Austria would have to react too. "Our ambition in the long term is to have a Europe without internal borders, and that will be possible in the medium and long term.
    "It depends on what Germany does for the short term". Kurz said Vienna had solid relations with the Italian government. "With Italy we have solid relations and we respect the decision of the (migrant) quotas in all member countries and as Chancellor I have always sought to have good contacts with all neighbouring countries, but also with all EU partners," he said. "But naturally as (EU) duty president it is necessary to cooperate with all the governments and heads of State and government of the EU".


Change cookie consent