Europe after coronavirus

The future of Europe post-Coronavirus

Episode Summary

European integration has progressed with every crisis, and yet each one raises concerns about disintegration. The coronavirus is no different: it may contribute to new EU competences in health coordination and social protection but also to the raise of anti-European forces. Listen to our first debate with Alvaro Oleart, Catherine de Vries and Alberto Alemanno.

Episode Notes

European integration has progressed with every crisis, and yet each one raises concerns about disintegration. The coronavirus is no different: it may contribute to new EU competences in health coordination and social protection but also to the raise of anti-European forces. 

What has made the coronavirus crisis so fundamental for the European Union? Unlike in 2010 and 2014 this crisis is likely to hit all member states equally, and yet the same oppositions of North and South and same fables are mobilised. The crisis safeguards painfully negotiated since 2010 may not be as robust as some expected. Can we still apply the well-known trope that EU integration is deepened in crisis times or will this crisis be the fundamental one? Will the role of the welfare state in providing health and social services be sustained? Will this crisis challenge Europe's position in the world?

Listen to our first debate with:

Alvaro Oleart, Postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Guest editor. 

Catherine de Vries, Professor of Political Science at the Università Bocconi. 

Alberto Alemanno, EU Law Professor at the HEC Paris. 

Moderation: Carlos Carnicero Urabayen

Technical production and edition: Franco Delle Donne

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