The Corona crisis offers Europe an unprecedented opportunity - nestled within the spectre of global upheaval are new economic and political possibilities. Ones that can lift us out of crisis and prepare us to tackle an even bigger challenge: Climate change. Read more "Why the Corona crisis should boost the Green Deal"
Twenty-five European countries have come together in the Coronavirus pandemic to make a giant common order of protective equipment – masks, gloves, goggles, face protection and infection protection suits. But not every country has been quick to join. Read more "How Norway missed the boat on Europe’s joint medical purchases"
Adverts and sponsored posts for face masks and other medical supplies continue to circulate on Facebook and Instagram, despite efforts to crack down on profiteers and fraudsters who are exploiting the sky-rocketing demand created by the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more "Facebook and Instagram have a serious Coronavirus problem"
The race is on to create an app that uses smart phones to help the authorities track and prevent the spread of the Covid-19. But could such apps cause a contagion of overruled civil liberties and allow private companies to abuse our most personal data? Read more "Civil liberties under threat from ‘covtech’ surveillance apps"
The debate over Europe’s collective future has reached a critical level. Three countries oppose 'coronabonds', while thirteen see them as essential. The Eurogroup’s President told Investigate Europe: “We cannot let this health crisis morph into a deep and protracted economic and financial crisis.” Read more "Europe divided over ‘Coronabonds’"
“Cooperation is essential,” warn the experts. Yet across Europe, countries have adopted contradictory strategies to combat Covid-19. We examine the dire impact of taking individualised approaches to testing, preventing contagion and managing medical supplies. Read more "Europe’s failure to cooperate on Covid-19 is a universal problem"