As Europe Confronts the Coronavirus, What Shape Will Solidarity Take?

Matina Stevis-Gridneff, The New York Times, 08.04.2020

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As a poorer, battered south asks a richer, frugal north for solidarity, you'd be forgiven for thinking the coronavirus is throwing Europe back into last decade's economic catastrophe. You'd be wrong. This time is set to be far worse. [...]

A growing number of officials and analysts believe the European Union needs an enormous financial response on a scale commensurate with the calamity. Short of that, they warn, the bloc risks inviting an even larger disaster, as well as losing legitimacy.

"There are obvious links to the lack of solidarity with the eurozone crisis era of austerity and the handling of the migration crisis," said Janis Emmanouilidis, a senior analyst at the Brussels-based think tank European Policy Center. "People now are also asking, 'What do we have the European Union for?'" [...]

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