EU criticizes President Trump’s ‘unilateral’ travel ban from Europe

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has slammed the new anti-virus travel ban announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, lashing out at an “unilateral” decision taken “without consultation.”

In a joint statement by EU Council president Charles Michel and the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, the two leaders insisted that the coronavirus pandemics is a “global crisis, not limited to any continent and it requires cooperation rather than unilateral action.”

“The European Union disapproves of the fact that the U.S. decision to improve a travel ban was taken unilaterally and without consultation,” they said.

Von der Leyen and Michel also dismissed Trump’s suggestion that the EU has not done enough in fighting the disease.