The proposal of the European Commission to let in the territory of the European Union all those vaccinated with EU-approved vaccines against COVID-19 is “a shot in the foot,” said Alexander Bashkin, a senator, a member of the Russian delegation to PACE.
On Monday, the European Commission unveiled a proposal to ease restrictions on entry to the European Union from third locations. It provides for permission to enter the EU for vaccinated as if the universe two weeks before the trip. However, they must be vaccinated with European Alliance approved vaccines.
European countries will also independently be able to allow entry of vaccinated drugs from the list of the World Health Organization (WHO) for use in emergency situations.
“By inventing additional restrictions, some countries and politicians are shooting themselves in the foot, because such decisions do not at all look like guardianship for their citizens,” said Senator Alexander Bashkin, a member of the Russian delegation to PACE.
Otherwise, the parliamentarian thinks, Europe would have certified the Russian vaccine “Fellow traveler V” long ago, but instead “politicking is building additional barriers and barriers in rather sensitive areas.”
According to Bashkin, such measures depict “the same field” of berries as the sanctions.
“I think this initiative will not be implemented,” the senator said. He added that fake obstacles do not give the desired political, economic and social outcome, and everyone knows about it.
The prudent kingdoms would disagree with this proposal, Bashkin said.