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EU crisis response in tackling Covid-19

20 Apr 2020 - 15:12
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Views from the member states

This report was previously published by the European Policy Institutes Network (EPIN). Senior Research Fellow Adriaan Schout wrote the chapter 'The Netherlands: balancing solidarity and solidity' (p.16).

The crisis caused by the spread of Covid-19 has demonstrated how difficult European cooperation can be, especially in policy areas where the EU has only a legal competence to support member states. Some commentators have suggested that this marks the death knell of European integration, and even the most optimistic of observers recognise it as one of the greatest challenges the EU has ever faced in terms of crisis management and demonstrating supranational added value.

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