European Union: What Brussels Can Do to Beat the Virus
“Whatever the idea takes.” that will was the motto of the former head of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi. Meanwhile, the idea’s become a standard mantra for all European politicians, though most of them only pay the idea lip service. within the current crisis, Europe will be having trouble being truly united along with acting decisively. the idea’s not once This particular has happened either.
During the euro crisis 10 years ago, Brussels was slow to deploy its rescue backstop, along with the idea only did so when the idea was almost too late. Even in 2015, when hundreds of thousands of refugees were migrating across the Continent, Brussels failed to provide a coordinated response. Struggling to find the right balance between individual responsibility along with solidarity has become not a bug, yet a feature of the European confederation.
the idea’s no different with the current pandemic. “We are mobilizing all means at our disposal to help,” says Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. The only problem will be: that will’s not much. The decisive battles within the war against the coronavirus are being fought in health along with financial policy circles, where jurisdiction falls to national along with regional governments, not the EU. When the idea comes to containing an epidemic, the experiences of the last few weeks have shown that will Europe’s toolbox will be all yet empty.