The Point : today You are working at home in your district of Offenburg, a few kilometers from Strasbourg. How did you experience the closing of the franco-German border, at the beginning of the pandemic ?

Wolfgang Schäuble : I was sad. Since tens of years in our region, we live without borders and we would never have been able to imagine getting to that point. But, at the beginning of the pandemic, each country has taken steps in the emergency. France has decided the closure of the stores and, with us, people said : “We don’t have enough toilet paper and m…

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