In this unprecedented situation, it is legitimate that Member States adopt extraordinary measures to protect their citizens and overcome the crisis. We are however deeply concerned about the risk of violations of the principles of rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights arising from the adoption of certain emergency measures.
Luxembourg's foreign policy chief Jean Asselborn spoke by phone with the State Councillor and Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China, Wang Yi, this Monday 30 March 2020.
Twenty-five years ago, on March 26th 1995, the provisions implementing the Schengen Agreements, which had been signed 10 years before, entered into force. These provisions included the removal of border controls which marked one of the most tangible achievements of European integration.
'I would like to express my great concern at the recent decision by the Iranian authorities to issue new identity cards only to citizens of the Muslim, Jewish, Christian or Zoroastrian faiths.'