How coronavirus is reshaping Europe in dangerous ways

Posted by on May 14, 2020 5:00 am
Categories: Global Stories

From green backlash to reimposition of border controls, pandemic is accelerating tensions that could unravel the EU

We are still in the early chapters of the Covid-19 story and it’s too soon to judge the full impact of the pandemic. But one can tentatively discern six negative trends for Europe. These had all emerged before the virus struck but are now accelerating. In various ways they are all likely to help the cause of anti-EU populists: greater economic autarky, stronger borders and more hostility to green policies.

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