The EU’s concern with its own stability during Covid-19 has come at the expense of its focus on the wider world.
On the morning of Tuesday 21 July, the European Council president Charles Michel issued a one-word tweet: “Deal”. This marked the conclusion of four days of intense negotiations resulting in the EU’s €750bn Covid-19 recovery fund – an imperfect but significant achievement, proving that, under pressure, member states will go quite far to prevent the union from breaking up.
Yet the union’s focus on its own economic rescue and internal stability amid the pandemic looks to have come at …read more
Source:: New Statesman