Thought Babble

“We Shall Fight Them From Our Houses…” The Pandemic’s Worrying Wartime Parallels

The struggle against the coronavirus over the past few months has consistently been defined as a “war” in Europe. Beyond Donald Trump’s insistence on qualifying as a “Wartime President”, Emmanuel Macron declared France “at war”, so too did Boris Johnson when stating that the British Government will “act like in wartime”. Decidedly, some in Europe […]

This Week In Europe

How the Pandemic is Deepening Europe’s North-South Divide

We have already seen the new coronavirus disproportionately affect the Mediterranean Member States of Italy, Spain, and Portugal. But these countries’ leaders are not happy with the way that their northern neighbours are approaching their struggle. This pandemic is proving to be a real test of EU solidarity. But today’s quarrels risk causing irrevocable damage […]

European Hustle

Dangerous Times – Is climate-friendly, flexible working as catching as COVID19?

As factories cease activity, supermarket shelves are emptied and populations around the world watch the spread of the novel Coronavirus with increasing alarm – could we be witnessing more than just a momentary blip in business as usual? Even without being infected, could COVID-19 be changing us (and potentially the future of the world)? On […]