German Chancellor Merkel aims for Schengen border controls to end from June 15

There are 26 nations in Europe's Schengen zone.
There are 26 nations in Europe's Schengen zone.PHOTO: AFP

BERLIN (REUTERS) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants all emergency border controls introduced to slow the spread of the coronavirus to be removed within Europe's 26-nation Schengen zone from June 15, she said on Wednesday (May 13).

"The goal is, if the occurrence of infections allows it - I want to say that again - that from June 15 onwards border controls in the Schengen area can be completely eliminated," Merkel told the Bundestag Lower House of Parliament.