The notion of national sovereignty has regained importance in recent years, both on the international stage and within the EU. The current coronavirus crisis appears, at least at first sight, to be another example of the comeback of strong nation states. However, on closer inspection, a more nuanced picture emerges: as nation-state action is becoming increasingly ineffective in the medium and long term, the need for European (shared) sovereignty is being reinforced.
Jana Windwehr and Philipp Kahlert: Sovereignty in the EU crisis mode – comeback or illusion?
(Acting European? The European Union and the Weimar Triangle in the Coronavirus Crisis, N° 7)