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Covid-19: how has the EU reacted so far?

Dimitrakopoulos, Dionyssis G.; Lalis, Georgette;
Published: 03 Apr 2020
Publisher: London School of Economics and Political Science
Country: United Kingdom

Dionyssis G Dimitrakopoulos and Georgette Lalis analyse the EU's actions so far in the Covid-19 outbreak. They argue that despite a slow and initially haphazard approach, the response has ultimately been substantial. Public health care systems, alongside state bureaucracies and public finances, are being tested to their limits by the Covid-19 pandemic. The same can be said – albeit in a different way – about the European Union. Indeed, since the problem at hand knows no borders, appealing to an organisation that operates at the ‘supranational’ level is not an unreasonable reaction to a crisis such as this and an existential threat like this pandemic. So, how has the EU fared thus far in this process?


JN Political institutions (Europe), RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine, HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology

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