2020 will go down in history as the EU’s turning point thanks to COVID-19

By |maj 26th, 2020|Angela Merkel, coronavirus economic response, COVID 19 crisis, Economy, Emmanuel Macron, EU budget, European Commission, European Economic and Social Committee, Luca Jahier, MFF, News|

In the two months since mid-March, the European Union has seen a change of course that was unthinkable at the start of the year. Entrenched taboos are falling away, and things that had been awaited for more than 20 years are happening within days and w...

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Byung-Chul Han: COVID-19 has reduced us to a ‘society of survival’

By |maj 24th, 2020|biopolitics, Byung-Chul Han, China, civil society, Corona-Pandemie, Coronavirus thinkers, COVID 19 crisis, Globalization, News, South Korea, US|

“Survival will become an absolute, as though we were living in a permanent state of war”. That is how South Korean philosopher Byung-Chul Han described the world after COVID-19, in an interview with Efe: “a society of survival that loses all sense of the good life”, one where “enjoyment is also sacrificed for health”.

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Commission warns against the risk of the COVID19 becoming a social crisis

By |maj 20th, 2020|COVID 19 crisis, employment, European Semester Spring Package, News, Nicolas Schmit, social europe, stability and growth pact|

The economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic has hit the European economy hard, but not equally across all countries and sectors, and the fragmentation could lead to a social crisis, European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit warned on Wednesday (20 May). 

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Two-thirds of analysts concerned about prolonged recession, WEF says

By |maj 19th, 2020|COVID 19 crisis, COVID-19, green economy, News, Saadia Zahidid, WEF, WEF 2020, WEF report, World Economic Forum|

Some 66,3% of senior risk professionals pointed to a “prolonged global recession” as one of the most worrisome risks for their company, according to a report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), published on Tuesday (19 May).

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EU Parliament to ask for ‘massive’ €2 trillion corona recovery package

By |maj 14th, 2020|coronavirus economic response, coronavirus recovery plan, COVID 19 crisis, European Parliament, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Ursula von der Leyen|

The European Parliament will demand a €2 trillion recovery package to counter the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis in a resolution to be voted on Thursday (14 May) by the  assembly's five biggest political groups. 

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Central Europe and Baltic states GDP will fall by 4.3% in 2020, ERBD report says

By |maj 13th, 2020|Baltic countries, Central Europe, Corona, COVID 19 crisis, ERBD, News, Poland, Regional Economy, Romania|

The economies of Central Europe and the Baltic states are seen contracting by 4.3% on average in 2020, according to a report by the European Bank for Reconstructing and Development (ERBD) published on Wednesday (13 May). The report also showed that EU ...

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European leaders push vaccine financing drive

By |maj 4th, 2020|COVID 19 crisis, COVID-19, News|

European leaders are backing an initiative from Brussels to raise €7.5 billion ($8.3 billion) to find a vaccine to curb the global coronavirus pandemic. 

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Masks obligatory in public transport as Spain relaxes measures

By |maj 4th, 2020|coronavirus, coronavirus exit strategy, COVID 19 crisis, News, Pedro Sanchez, protective masks, Spain|

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced on Saturday (2 May) that face coverings will be mandatory in public transport after phase 0 of the government’s multi-staged de-escalation plan begins on Monday. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported. “We know that the absolute...

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Tackle the pandemic by innovating, says European tech institute

By |april 30th, 2020|COVID 19 crisis, EIT, European Health, European Institute of Innovation and Technology, Health, health innovation, Jan-Philipp Beck, Martin Kern, News|

In the innovation sector “reorientation” is a keyword, as different sectors of society try to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Building transnational immunity to the COVID-19 infodemic

By |april 28th, 2020|COVID 19 crisis, Desinformation, EU Digital, European Union, fake news, Infodemic, News|

The European Union is a major target of disinformation campaigns about COVID-19, both by Russia and domestic nationalist actors. What the bloc needs is a cross-national media engagement, a truly transnational European public sphere to build resilience against disinformation on EU affairs, writes Nad’a Kovalcikova.

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