Austria is playing a political game, which will return to her like a boomerang

first_imgSo, Austrian citizens can still freely go to Croatia, but after returning to their country they still need to isolate themselves or take a covid-19 test when entering the country. Austria abolished everything yesterday epidemiological measures for the travel of Austrian nationals to countries with which that country directly borders. Of course, this whole story has nothing to do with any animosity towards the citizens / guests of Austria, but is exclusively a harmful political game. The goal is to activate the tourism market primarily from Germany and Switzerland, and on the other hand they want to keep their citizens traveling within Austria and thus generate domestic consumption. It should certainly be reminded that the coronavirus spread to Croatia and other parts of Europe, mostly from ski resorts in Austria where the new Hotspot was created, which again due to arrogance and looking only for profit, did not react to the coronavirus but are still normal. work. They now face billions of euros in lawsuits. At the very least irresponsible, egocentric, selfish… but now the same pattern is seen again according to the last decision. Austria’s decision is controversial to say the least because Croatia has one of the best epidemiological situations in Europe, and has even become a positive example of how it has dealt with the whole situation. Austria is playing a political game, looking only at itself and its interests, which will come back to it like a boomerang, because for every cooperation and partnership, you want to have a partner you can trust. However, it is already a political sphere, what is most important at the moment is for Austria to act as if it is in the EU and to remove obstacles to travel to Croatia and other countries that have a favorable epidemiological situation. And what could happen before 15.06. Thus, as of June 4, the Austrian borders are open to Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary. If you enter Austria from these countries, you will not need to self-isolate or provide a medical certificate. But not from Croatia. But when the political factor is included in this paradigm, then the result is completely different. It is quite clear here that this is a purely political decision, not a health situation. Photo: Pixabay.com This rule, for now, is in force until June 15. According to unofficial information, Austria will still be June 6. open borders towards Croatia, ie the need for self-isolation for return from Croatia will be abolished. Primarily due to pressure from both Croatia and the EU. Although yesterday’s decision of the Austrian authorities, in my opinion, should have gone beyond diplomatic channels, ie public outrage and pressure, both from Croatia and the EU. After Germany and Slovenia, Austria is in third place with the markets with which Croatia has the largest tourist turnover. So it is quite clear how the tourism sector eagerly awaits the Austrian guests, in order to save at least to some extent what to save from this tourist season. This year the most important thing is to have at least some traffic or cash flow, pay the workers, all other expenses and be in some positive to survive until the spring of 2021. Because although it is a recommendation of the European Commission for full liberalization of travel in countries with a similar epidemiological situation, this decision is against everything that the EU represents or should represent, and that should be the concern of the European Commission itself. Especially after Brexit. last_img read more

Garbine Muguruza, Sofia Kenin pull off upsets to set up final showdown

first_imgMelbourne: Unseeded Garbine Muguruza stunned fourth seed Simona Halep on Thursday to set up an Australian Open final clash with Sofia Kenin.Spaniard Muguruza fought back from behind in both sets to defeat favourite Halep and reach her maiden Australian Open final with a 7-6 (10/8), 7-5 verdict at the Rod Laver Arena.The 26-year-old is the first unseeded player to reach the women’s final since Belgium’s Justine Henin in 2010.In the other semifinal, American Sofia Kenin pulled off a shock win over local favourite and top-seeded Ashleigh Barty 7-6 (6), 7-5.At just 21, Kenin had never gone past the fourth round at a Grand Slam in her 11 main-draw appearances before this tournament.“I wasn’t thinking I was down, at some point you’ll have your opportunities. I knew facing Simona it was going to be a hard match. I was hanging in there and fighting with all the energy I had,” Muguruza was quoted as saying by Australian Open’s official website after the match.“You don’t think like that. That’s almost two weeks ago. You go day by day and that’s what I was doing each match at a time. I’m very excited to be in the final, it’s a long way to go and I have one more match on Saturday,” said the two-time Grand Slam champion.Meanwhile, Kenin said it is a dream come true for her. “It’s a dream come true for me,” said Kenin as quoted by Australian Open’s official website.“It’s surreal. I always believed I can. I didn’t know exactly when. I feel like at this young age, I think it’s incredible. Not everyone gets to live this moment, live this dream. I’m just really grateful for it. I believed I could win even though I had two set points down in the first.“I was telling myself, ‘I believe in myself. If I lose the set, I’m still going to come out and believe’. Of course, some things didn’t go my way with the challenges and some great shots she came up with. But I didn’t let that stop me. I knew I needed to serve well. I feel like I had a clear mindset on how I want to play her.”On her opponent, she said: “She’s such a tough player,” said Kenin.“Of course, I’d like to first apologise to all of the Australian fans. I know they wanted her to win. It’s not easy for them. There was some interesting cheers. I liked it. But it wasn’t for me. I just try to lock it out and focus on each point.” IANSAlso Read: Resurgent Garbine Muguruza in first-ever Australian Open semisAlso Watch: APYC in Guwahati demands unconditional release of President Kamrul Islam Choudhurylast_img read more

Murray Brushes off Retirement Talk, Says Focus is on Improving

first_imgAndy Murray The 31-year-old Scot had intended to play in Brisbane at the beginning of 2018 but was forced to withdraw on the eve of the tournament with a hip injury.He had surgery soon after, which kept him out of the game for much of the year.“You want to go out on your own terms,” he said when asked about a possible retirement.“If I decided to stop six months ago, having not played or gotten back to a level where I can compete again, I would have looked back and regretted that.“I owed it to myself to give myself the best possible shot to get back to a level I was happy with. I am able to compete at a high level, but I have to back it up a few days in a row. That’s the challenge.”Murray was limited to just six tournaments in 2018, with his best result a quarter-finals appearance in Washington in August.“There are still things that I want to achieve,” he said. “Whether I am capable of that I don’t really know.”The Brisbane tournament features world No 1 Rafael Nadal, Japanese star Kei Nishikori and defending champion Nick Kyrgios. Andy Murray has said he has no regrets about not walking away from tennis despite missing 11 months of the year with a hip injury.The three-time Grand Slam champion was speaking ahead of his return to the sport at the season-opening Brisbane International, which gets underway at the Queensland Tennis Centre on Monday.Murray, who won the Brisbane title in 2012 and 2013 enters the tournament with a world ranking of 256.center_img Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more