Coronavirus: Implications for the EU [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski,

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The coronavirus pandemic poses a serious challenge to the European Union, arguably testing at once its solidarity, resilience, capacity and even relevance. Some analysts see the current crisis as an ‘existential’ threat to the Union, whilst others sense it to be a significant opportunity to assert the need for collective solutions and to build greater systemic strength for the future. A lively debate has broken out among thinkers and commentators about the implications of the crisis for the future of European integration, the policy priorities of the Union, and the capabilities and resources of its institutions.

This note offers links to recent commentaries and reports from international think tanks on the challenges of the coronavirus for the EU and related issues. The papers gathered here have all been written before the European Council video-conference of 23 April 2020.

Covid-19: A turning-point for the EU?
European Policy Centre, April 2020

Corona will kill or cure the EU
Friends of Europe, April 2020

Covid-19: Lessons from the ‘euro crisis’
European Policy Centre, April 2020

The great lockdown: Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global economy
Polish Institute for International Affairs, April 2020

European vision and ambition needed: Italy and Germany must promote a global EU response to Covid-19
Istituto Affari Internazionali, April 2020

Why the EU should take the global lead in cancelling Africa’s debt
Centre for European Policy Studies, April 2020

How the EU should co-ordinate an end to the Covid-19 lockdown
Centre for European Reform, April 2020

Defence against the coronavirus, or the soldier and the welfare state
Egmont, April 2020

Beyond coronabonds: A new constituent for Europe
Istituto Affari Internazionali, April 2020

Covid-19 : En qu(o)i les Français ont-ils confiance?
Fondation Jean Jaurès, April 2020

Protecting employment in the time of coronavirus
Centre for European Policy Studies, April 2020

Will Covid-19 reduce the resistance to Eurobonds?
Centre for European Policy Studies, April 2020

Européaniser notre relance économique
Fondation pour l’innovation politique, April 2020

A global agreement on medical equipment and supplies to fight Covid-19
European Centre for International Political Economy, April 2020

Covid-19 and the liberal international order: Exposing instabilities and weaknesses in an open international system
Finnish Institute of International Affairs, April 2020

Why the EU should lead talks between Kosovo and Serbia
European Council on Foreign Relations, April 2020

The EU needs a more comprehensive vision to tackle pandemics
Carnegie Europe, April 2020

Coronavirus does not mean the end of globalisation
European Centre for International Political Economy, April 2020

Covid-19: La fin du leadership américain?
Institut français des relations internationales, April 2020

10 ways of thinking about crisis resilience
Heinrich Böll Stiftung, April 2020

Coronavirus: Trends and landscapes for the aftermath
Real Instituto Elcano, April 2020

From Strategic Autonomy to the internationalization of the euro: Europe’s challenges and the impact of the Covid-19 crisis
Istituto Affari Internazionali, April 2020

The pandemic and the toll of transatlantic discord
German Marshall Fund, April 2020

L’UE face au coronavirus: Comment financer l’économie européenne en temps de crise?
Confrontations Europe, April 2020

A coordinated, unlimited and flexible insurance policy to respond to the pandemic
Real Instituto Elcano, April 2020

Eurozone passes coronavirus rescue plan, but political unity remains elusive
Atlantic Council, April 2020

Europe’s missing coronavirus exit strategy
Carnegie Europe, April 2020

Take me to your leader! Or how the EU could emerge stronger from the corona crisis
Egmont, April 2020

Corona: EU’s existential crisis
Clingendael, April 2020

The EU can emerge stronger from the pandemic if Merkel seizes the moment
European Council on Foreign Relations, April 2020

Debt monetization and EU recovery bonds
Fondation Européenne d’Etudes Progressistes, April 2020

A joint effort to increase production of medical masks in Europe
Clingendael, April 2020

Climate ambition in times of corona
Friends of Europe, April 2020

Covid-19: Can the EU avoid an epidemic of authoritarianism?
Centre for European Reform, April 2020

Europe’s debate on fiscal policy: Too much yet too little
Centre for European Policy Studies, April 20

A proposal for a coronabond: The Pandemic Solidarity Instrument
Centre for European Reform, April 2020

Boosting Europe’s resilience with better health systems: Lessons from the Covid-19 crisis
European Policy Centre, April 2020

Will SURE shield EU workers from the corona crisis?
Centre for European Policy Studies, April 2020

EU trade in medical goods: Why self-sufficiency is the wrong approach
Bruegel, April 2020

How is the Covid-19 crisis serving the EU?
European Policy Centre, April 2020

A European approach to fund the coronavirus cost is in the interest of all
Bruegel, April 202

Bouncing back again: How past crises can help Eastern Europe fight Covid-19
European Council on Foreign Relations, April 2020

Trouble for the EU is brewing in coronavirus-hit Italy
Centre for European Reform, April 2020

Kaczynski’s folly: Time for Europeans to speak out
European Council on Foreign Relations, April 2020

The coronavirus crisis: An opportunity to mend Polish-Ukrainian relations
European Council on Foreign Relations, April 2020

In the corona crisis, who is the more reliable international partner?
Bertelsmann Stiftung, April 2020

The ripple effects of the coronavirus in Turkey
Carnegie Europe, April 2020

Why an inclusive circular economy is needed to prepare for future global crises
Chatham House, April 2020

Coronavirus and the future of democracy in Europe
Chatham House, April 2020


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