Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, shares his perspective from Europe:
With the EU having achieved 70% vaccination of the adult population, why are new travel restrictions being proposed?
Well, it's with the US, because the US has restrictions against Europeans. And with the EU now having more vaccinations than the United States has, this is sort of a signal to the US that perhaps we should look at this again.
What is President Zelensky of Ukraine aiming at when he visits the White House?
I think he primarily will want to be reassured that he has this solid support of the United States for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, and that President Biden is prepared to step up and stand up to the pressure that I think is going to be intensified from President Putin of Russia. So, it's a reassurance operation, highly necessary these days.