Could the Coronavirus Strengthen Rather Than Threaten Geopolitical Europe?

Ivana Damjanovic, Nicolas de Sadeleer

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The challenges of economic recovery have exposed the need for solidarity in Europe. The pandemic provides a remarkable opportunity for boosting European integration internally and for implementing a new external geopolitical vision.

As a response to COVID-19’s socio-economic impacts, the European Commission (EC) unveiled the EU’s biggest fiscal stimulus in its history on 27 May, which is yet to be approved by the member states. While COVID-19 has led to various kinds of “social distancing” between the member states, could the pandemic lead to more rather than less Europe in the post-COVID-19 times?
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationAustralian Outlook
PublisherAustralian Institute of International Affairs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2020


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