"The most beautiful borders are open" Guest article in the Tagesspiegel:

On the 35th anniversary of Schengen, I have a Guest article in the Tagesspiegel written. 35 years ago, on 14 June 1985, five European Member States laid the foundations in the small town of Schengen for the fact that today 400 million people in the great Europe can travel and live together without restrictions. This achievement is at the heart of the European project.

Here you can read why the uncoordinated border closures were no good in the fight against Corona and what other, more helpful measures we should use in case of a second wave against the virus.