Offbeat Binational couples separated by Covid-19 are desperately waiting to reunite

07:15  30 july  2020
07:15  30 july  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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While the European Union reopened its borders to some fifteen non-European countries on July 1, it remains closed, among others, to the Americans and the Russians. For unmarried couples living between two countries, the wait continues. Hundreds of them have been forced to live apart for months for lack of status recognized by French law.

Thomas Achard, 28, is spending his holidays in the south of France. Bitter-tasting holidays because this summer he should have joined his fiancée Sofia in Russia, but the borders are closed in both directions for unmarried couples. Despite a European directive, France does not recognize the status of couples who have not gone before the mayor.

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“The last time we met was on February 27, 2020, we had made a trip to the Maldives and I had proposed my marriage there. Then, we returned to France and she had to go back to Russia for work and since then we have not seen each other, explains the young man. We have the impression of being still in quarantine in fact each on our side. Life has resumed for other people and we are still waiting to resume a normal life and find the person we love ”.

Between two sessions in the hemicycle, the Member of Parliament for French people living outside France, Anne Genetet, tries to plead the cause of these binational couples. She has created a platform to identify them: more than 700 people have signed up and every day she receives between four and five calls from people in this case.

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A delegation will be received at the Quai d'Orsay

"I do not understand the logic, it is deeply inhuman, it is unfair not to take into account these personal situations, deplores the member. On Monday evening I met the Minister of Health to whom I presented this situation and he said to me "listen, a few hundred people, but of course I am in favor of them coming to France, I will tell my colleagues about it ". I hope that this hot reaction from the Minister of Health will be heard and followed by his colleagues from the Ministries of the Interior and of Foreign Affairs ”.

After a demonstration last Saturday in front of the Quai d'Orsay, a delegation representing these separated couples must be received tomorrow at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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