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Europe: for an even more comprehensive recovery
On 21 July, Europeans agreed on an ambitious and innovative €750bn plan to support and revive the economy which has been seriously affected by the aftermath of the health crisis. The EU can afford to commit such a sum because its wealth lies in its large single market, i.e. applying the same...
Most of the world's leaders have been pushed to take exceptional measures, bringing the economy, social life and, incidentally, our freedoms to a standstill. On the European continent, this was done in the usual way: each State wanted to decide for itself, but in the end the decisions were broadly...
The power of fear
With the virus came fear. It is known to be a poor counsellor and the cause of a thousand ills. History teaches us this; political science protects us from it. Yet it is indeed fear that has led to the sequestration of half of humanity. For a short while the whole of Europe was convinced. But has...
Living with the virus
For the first time in a long time, science has failed to respond to a challenge deemed vital. The virus has so far withstood the most eminent specialists. When "those who need to know" don't know, fear takes over. This is the real reason...