L1mburg Centraal: Covid-19 and the Euregio: borders closed or not?
Maastricht University researcher and ITEM (Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility) team member Martin Unfried was interviewed on 1Limburg's nightly news programme L1mburg Centraal about the closure of Dutch and Belgian borders during the first wave of Covid-19. He discussed why the borders were able to remain open between the Netherlands and Germany and how what we have learned during the first and second waves of the pandemic will hopefully put each of the five regions within the Euregio Meuse-Rhine in good stead to continue to work openly and collaboratively with each other.
We have ourselves collaborated with both L1 and UM to subtitle the interview in English for non-Dutch speakers in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine and to shine a light on the work that ITEM and EGTC Euregio Meuse-Rhine are doing to maintain open communication, especially relevant during crises such as what we are all facing at present. More information about the EGTC EMR project EMRIC can be found here.
The original interview in Dutch can be viewed here on L1's website.