Coronavirus and the dark side of staying home

Written by Meletis Rentoumis The pandemic crisis we are all facing globally because of the coronavirus disease, has changed a lot the aspect of our life, the perspectives, and everything that has to do with preparedness and planning which seems… Continue Reading →

COVID-19: An Unfriendly Reminder That Self-Regulation Will Not Save the Climate

Written by Gregor Fisher Crises can warrant the limitation of individual freedoms for the sake of common goods and conflicting individual rights. In fact, States have the responsibility to protect persons under their jurisdiction. To stop COVID-19 from spreading freely,… Continue Reading →

The numbers problem – post-mortem of COVID-19

Written by Alexis Gkantiragas Covid-19 is the largest pandemic since the spanish flu, with over 3 million cases and over 200 thousand deaths at the time of writing (1). That is, according to reported figures. In reality, testing is scarce… Continue Reading →

To Eurobond or not to Eurobond?

Written by Vasilis Psarras In the past few weeks, many articles and Facebook posts have raised the importance of issuing a Eurobond to finance the fiscal stimulus needed to tackle the Covid-19 recession. For many days EU finance ministers tried to… Continue Reading →

EST Briefing on Corona Autocracy in Hungary

Written by Markus Pollak & John Smith (Working Group on Security and Defense) Corona Autocracy in Hungary On March 30th, amidst the first weeks of the European COVID-19 crisis, Hungary may have taken a decisive step closer to becoming the EU’s… Continue Reading →

A global pandemic and other ways to test the European Union’s resilience

Written by Beatriz CÓZAR MURILLO Much has been said about the European Union since the COVID-19 virus broke out in the world, in Europe, and the lives of most citizens. Many isolated countries, substantial economic losses, loss of confidence in… Continue Reading →

Coronavirus and the impact within the arena of Shipping – The change of the seafarers

Written by Ioannis G. Pissas* The 2019-nCov Novel coronavirus has changed lives around the globe; facilities like ports, airports, and businesses are shutting down. Countries in Europe, Asia and America locked down their borders in order to fight the deadly… Continue Reading →

Nothing will prevent the sun from rising again, even the darkest night

Written by Revilda Ndrecka A red alert fell across the world in a silent and sudden way, trapping all civilizations. A new virus, SARS-CoV-2, causing a disease known as COVID-19 or coronavirus, has spread all over the world, causing the… Continue Reading →

Policy after Corona: Implications and Opportunities for Policy Change

Written by Stefan Pfalzer Beyond the calamitous effects of the coronavirus pandemic on those who contract its severest form of respiratory syndrome and die from pneumonia, this global crisis has enormous ripple effects on our societies: be they economic, societal,… Continue Reading →

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