Good discussion with @WHO_Europe @hans_kluge on European Health Union, vaccines, migrants health, inclusion and international cooperation to fight the pandemic; focus on Western Balkans and Eastern partners. The EU is aware of our responsibilities to help neighbours and partners.
“Western European states constructed comprehensive national economies: national capital combined with national labor steered by national social democracy.” <- the point of this exceptional essay is that this is not a law of nature
Western European scientists expect the world’s largest inland body of water to shrink by about 25% by the end of the century
NEW: Czech Republic unveils European countries map divided into 3 categories: 🔴High Risk - UK and Sweden 🟡Medium Risk - Most of Western Europe 🟢Low Risk - Central and Eastern Europe Those coming from medium/high-risk countries will need negative test result to gain entry
NEW: here’s today’s update of the coronavirus outbreak trajectory chart Current data show the virus spreading faster in the US than in all European countries except Italy, but all western outbreaks remain on broadly similar paths
The Merkel intervention looks epochal. A Western world order that delivered over 70 years of historically unprecedented European peace gone.