Europe - The EU between a deadly risk and an innovating vision

The European Union faces a deadly risk. Due to the lack of solidarity in the beginnings of the Covid-19 pandemic the future of the Union is jeopardized. Maurizio Massari, ambassador of Italy at the EU, in a tribune published by Politico on march 10 uttered an urgent cry for help which was blatantly ignored by fellow member states and the European Union actors. Even granted the EU has little in the way of direct competencies in health matters, there was a painful lack of solidarity with Italy and Spain. The first reactions were conditioned by an “every country for itself” reflex while thousands were dying. Borders were closed and the export of medical material was prohibited. Read more…