The foreseeable economic recession calls for a collective European response in a spirit of solidarity into which France and Germany have injected fresh impetus. However, beyond financial commitments and corresponding mechanisms, European solidarity must be backed by a strong and tangible political commitment in order to shape public opinion as well as a geopolitical strategy.
Thierry Chopin and Sébastien Maillard: The covid-19 crisis as a make or break moment for EU solidarity
(Acting European? The European Union and the Weimar Triangle in the Coronavirus Crisis, N° 8)