25.05.2021 – 17:49
The Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama has clashed with the German Minister of Health, Jens Spahn for a statement of the latter regarding trips abroad and the Balkans.
Spahn told BILD that last year about 50% of new cases in Germany came as a result of trips to the Balkans and Turkey, and this year should be prevented.
“We learned from last summer. At the time, trips abroad, often visits to relatives in Turkey and the Balkans, caused about 50 percent of our new stage infections. “We have to prevent this this year.”
On the other hand, Edi Rama reacted yes to BILD against Spahn, describing it as a scandal that the German minister has publicly denounced the Balkans.
Rama assures that he will not allow Albania this summer to be considered a danger zone and travel will be banned as there are no figures to prove this.
” Scandal that a German minister publicly denounces the Balkans and thus also devalues people with a migration background. I will not allow Albania to be portrayed as a danger zone for holiday travel, there are no figures to prove this. “A German health minister must take care of the vaccination of the German population and not arouse stereotypical dissatisfaction against the Balkans in order to protect a visibly bad record,” Rama said.