Europe / Western countries

Four Priorities for a Global Pandemic Strategy

The world initially met the COVID-19 crisis in an uncoordinated fashion, with too many countries ignoring the warning signs and going it alone. It is now clear that the only way out of it is together.

BRUSSELS – The contrast between the silence of Europe’s streets and squares and the tumultuous, painful reality in many of its hospitals is heartbreaking. COVID-19 has not only Europe but the entire global community in its grip. It is already clear that the pandemic will reshape our world. But precisely how will depend on the choices that we make today.

There are four major priorities for global cooperation. First, we must pool resources to produce new treatments and a vaccine, which should be regarded as a global public good. Second, we need to limit the economic damage by coordinating fiscal- and monetary-stimulus measures and protecting the global trade in goods. Third, we should be planning to re-open borders in a coordinated way whenever health authorities give the green light. Lastly, we must cooperate to fight disinformation campaigns.

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/global-priorities-covid19-response-by-josep-borrell-2020-03?

Coronavirus, la Ue prepara piano da 100 miliardi contro disoccupazione

https://www.repubblica.it/economia/2020/03/31/news/coronavirus_la_ue_prepara_piano_da_100_miliardi_contro_disoccupaizone-252817530/?ref=fbpr

Russia and China push ‘fake news’ aimed at weakening Europe: report

EU officials claim both Moscow and Beijing continue to peddle disinformation on social media whose aim is to undermine the European Union and its partners.

https://www.politico.eu/article/russia-china-disinformation-coronavirus-covid19-facebook-google/

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