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Five crises around Europe not to be forgotten despite Covid-19

04 Aug 2020 - 10:46

The COVID-19 pandemic understandably dominates both the headlines and policymakers’ agendas, but there are other crises brewing around Europe that receive far less media coverage. This Clingendael Alert highlights five political and military crises that stubbornly refuse to take a holiday break and which might well come to overshadow the summer season. The list is far from exhaustive; in its latest Crisis Watch, the International Crisis Group tracked no less than 16 deteriorating conflicts, and the planet continues to face climate emergencies, as witnessed by floods in Ukraine and China and locust plagues in the Horn of Africa and elsewhere.

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