Articles on Coronavirus

The deglobalisation virus (Commentary)

Andrés Ortega - 18 March 2020

Covid-19 comes at a time when the world’s governments have fewer tools for fighting against its effects than they once did.


Fear of loneliness: How the state uses insecurity (Commentary)

Caroline de Gruyter - 17 March 2020

The state surfs a wave of fear of the consequences and side-effects of public deficiencies and scarcity that it has created. 

Europe and the virus: The battle of narratives (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 17 March 2020

The advent of coronavirus has set off a battle of narratives about the role of the EU. The winner will define Europe’s future. 

Uncharted territory: Italy’s response to the coronavirus (Commentary)

Arturo Varvelli - 11 March 2020

As the problems created by the coronavirus quickly escalate, the political credibility of many governments is being tested.

Ill will: Populism and the coronavirus (Commentary)

Pawel Zerka - 05 March 2020

Sooner or later, the coronavirus will be gone. In the meantime, it will test Europe’s resilience against not just epidemics but misinformation and scapegoating.