The countries of Europe’s South urged on Monday the European Commission to include the tourism sector in its Recovery Fund, in an effort to salvage their tourism-dependent economies from collapsing due to the Coronavirus crisis.

Following a videoconference held on Monday, April 27, the Tourism Ministers of Greece, Italy, Spain, France, Portugal, Cyprus, Malta, Bulgaria and Romania called on the EU’s Executive body to shape a “homogeneous” plan to tackle the financial impact of the virus’ outbreak.

In their joint statement, the nine countries called for “homogeneous rules for both air and sea or land mobility to guarantee a ‘safe and seamless travel’ in the European area.” They called for the recovery of transit and mobility and stressed that airlines should be given facilitated access to liquidity and passengers be given guarantees for their safety.

https://www.neweurope.eu/article/southern-europe-wants-eu-plan-to-salvage-tourism-in-2020/

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