In Brief: What will summer vacation look like for Germans this year? Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is discussing travel with European counterparts this week

Some European leaders don’t appear to be eager to open their borders to foreigners anytime soon.

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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is meeting online this week with his counterparts from more than a dozen European countries to figure out how to salvage summer vacations this year.

Maas told public broadcaster ZDF that even if he and his counterparts are able to restore summer travel within Europe, it won’t be anything like vacations of the past because the pandemic isn’t over.

Some European leaders don’t appear to be eager to open their borders to foreigners anytime soon. One is Spain, where the prime minister is seeking to extend a state of emergency until the end of June.

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Those popular Döner kebab restaurants haven’t been so popular during the coronavirus pandemic. 

A spokesman for ATDiD, an association representing kebab makers across Europe, reports an up to 75% decline in demand for the rotisserie meat, especially among the sit-down restaurants.

On the other hand, Döner stands in pedestrian-frequented areas, fared better.

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