Carl Bildt, Co-chair at ECFR and former prime minister of Sweden, launches the new series ECFR Quarantimes: Thinking big in times of covid-19, setting out Europe's role in the new international system of a post-corona world

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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