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Covid-19: how has the EU reacted so far?

Dimitrakopoulos, Dionyssis G. and Lalis, Georgette (2020) Covid-19: how has the EU reacted so far? LSE Brexit (03 Apr 2020). Blog Entry.

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Dionyssis G Dimitrakopoulos and Georgette Lalis analyse the EU's actions so far in the Covid-19 outbreak. They argue that despite a slow and initially haphazard approach, the response has ultimately been substantial. Public health care systems, alongside state bureaucracies and public finances, are being tested to their limits by the Covid-19 pandemic. The same can be said – albeit in a different way – about the European Union. Indeed, since the problem at hand knows no borders, appealing to an organisation that operates at the ‘supranational’ level is not an unreasonable reaction to a crisis such as this and an existential threat like this pandemic. So, how has the EU fared thus far in this process?

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 13 May 2020 09:33
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2021 23:26

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