France is one of the countries that has been worst affected by Covid-19 in the European Union, pushing its healthcare system and its economic resilience to the brink. The current crisis rapidly put the government under severe pressure and once again tested French citizens' confidence in the executive. The French approach to this multidimensional crisis, which has had a strong European focus so far, could also be an opportunity for the government to inject fresh impetus into the country's European policy and to help strengthen the European Union as an actor in the current crisis.
Marie Augère: France and Covid-19 – Between internal challenges and European opportunity
(Acting European? The European Union and the Weimar Triangle in the Coronavirus Crisis, N° 3)