Summary title: Petition No 0870/2020 by W.E. (Austrian) on alleged breach of the Green Line Regulation by Cyprus
Petition number: 0870/2020
Topics: Internal Market - Free movement of persons, Health
Name: W. E.
The petitioner deplores the temporary measures introduced by the Republic of Cyprus to halt the spread of Covid-19 that allegedly prevent non-resident EU citizens from crossing the green line. The petitioner considers these measures to violate EU law, in particular the Green Line Regulation and the free movement directive. He argues that the risk of contracting Covid-19 is no higher in the north than in the Republic of Cyprus. The petitioner urges the Republic of Cyprus to reopen its checkpoints for all EU citizens crossing the green line, and asks the Commission to intervene to safeguard the rights of EU citizens.