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Quarantine withdrawal syndrome – VoxEurop (English)

In the Spring of 2020, when I had my first (and I hope only) experience of a global quarantine, I suddenly discovered that two very different – if not opposed – people live within me. The first, who has now withdrawn into the shadows, met this pandemic and its shutting up of everyone and everything […]

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For a European cultural renaissance – VoxEurop (English)

Culture and the media should take centre-stage in post-Corona Europe, as structural preconditions of our social recovery, and key sectors for European autonomy, say Cinthya Fleury and essayist Guillaume Klossa. To lighten the mood during confinement, we Europeans have consumed an untold amount of films, TV series, novels and essays, which would otherwise have languished […]

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The coronavirus crisis opens a new fracture in Europe – VoxEurop (English)

How has the mobility of Europeans evolved with the different measures and degrees of containment to slow the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic? Follow the changes thanks to the application developed by our partners from Civio. By 15 March, half of the people who regularly walk along the streets of European capitals had vanished. Europe […]

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Easter greetings from Holland – VoxEurop (English)

After two days of online intense negotiations and sometimes heated discussions, the finance ministers of the EU-27 agreed on 9 April to a €540 billion aid package to address the economic impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic in Europe. The main sticking point was the hostility of some northern countries, led by Dutch Finance Minister […]

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State of emergency in Hungary: Viktator – VoxEurop (English)

First coronadictatorship in the EU All of Parliament is under indefinite quarantine. On 30 March, with 137 votes in favour and 53 against, the Hungarian Parliament adopted a law authorising the government of Viktor Orbán to rule by decree, and allowing them to extend the current state of emergency indefinitely, without needing the parliament’s approval. […]

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Let’s prove the EU is a true community with a shared future! – VoxEurop (English)

In this open call, a group of European academics, politicians, professionals, and citizens, demand that the EU institutions and Member states a series of urgent steps that would allow to tackle the current COVID-19 pandemic at the European level. We, as European citizens, understand that Covid-19 is a common threat, that may hurt one country […]

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There is no dodging the demographic crisis – VoxEurop (English)

In parts of Europe, emigration poses a much bigger challenge than immigration. A few decades from now, writes Slavenka Drakulić, Croatia will be a country of old people with nobody left to take care of them. And instead of real solutions, politicians offer nothing but empty promises and patriotic slogans. Back in December, many were […]

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Change is happening now in Europe – VoxEurop (English)

Key climate hazards are already affecting Europe and will increasingly do so, a series of maps published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) reveals. Impacts, calculated through different greenhouse gas emissions scenarios and climate models, can only be reduced by keeping the global temperature increase well below 2°C as the Paris Agreement requires. “Climate change […]

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How will the new visa-free European travel system work – VoxEurop (English)

Set to enter into force next year, the ETIAS scheme aims at speeding up traveling authorisation for travellers from countries which do not require a visa. In this regard, it looks pretty much like the US ESTA. But there is still some confusion on how it works, so here we have a closer look at […]

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Tomorrow’s world – VoxEurop (English)

Europe goes – eventually – green: some good news for starting the year. Cofounder Catherine André’s editorial. In many respects, in Europe and across the world, 2020 has gotten off to a bad start — just as 2019 proved a bad ending to a decade which will be noted for its environmental catastrophes. The ice is melting […]

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