"Now is the time for realism, cooperation, compromise and a common vision. This is really a bad crisis. But in the midst of chaos, there is always an opportunity."
With the deepest economic global recession the world has seen, the multilateral order is under threat and geopolitical trends accelerated. How will covid-19 shape our world? Ann Linde, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, sheds light on the path Sweden is charting domestically and as a force for European and international cooperation.
About ECFR Quarantimes
We are all suffering from confirmation bias. Nationalists claim that the corona virus shows the superiority of the nation state; multilateralists claim the same for multilateralism; the end of globalization has also been proclaimed; for the left it is the end of capitalism; and for climate activists it confirms the need for more climate protections. ECFR Quarantimes enlists the brightest voices to help us think beyond the immediate response to the covid-19 crisis and overcome our pre-existing biases and beliefs to shape Europe's future role in the post corona world.
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