The coronavirus crisis is a moment of truth for the EU. In this final paper of our “Acting European?” series, we argue that the EU and its member states should resist falling victim to a return to national solutions and instead train their “European reflex”. We show this by focusing on three categories that we believe are key to European integration: sovereignty, solidarity and freedom. Only if the EU manages to breathe new life into these principles will it be able to emerge stronger from the crisis.
Genshagen Foundation: Acting European! A pragmatic vision for a post-Covid-19 EU
(Acting European? The European Union and the Weimar Triangle in the Coronavirus Crisis, N° 10)