Coronavirus is Pushing the EU in New and Undesirable Directions

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Publication Date 15/05/2020
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It is far too soon to judge how COVID-19 will transform the EU – we are still in the early phases of a story that will last for several years. But one can tentatively say that six trends which emerged before the virus struck are now accelerating: greater economic autarky, a bigger role for national capitals, a strengthening of borders, a backlash against green policies and widening of both east-west and north-south divisions within the EU. In various ways all these trends are likely to help the cause of anti-EU populists.

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Cardiff EDC: European reaction to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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