A pan-European pandemic: how the EU is pushing back

As the second wave is unfolding across Europe, what are our neighbour nations doing about it? And will a new strategy emerge where the European Union collaborates to fight Covid-19 as a cohesive unit?

1st November, 2020
A pan-European pandemic: how the EU is pushing back
A protester wearing a face mask holds a flag during a demonstration in Barcelona, Spain. Photo: Paco Freire/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

The majority of countries could only look on enviously last week as Taiwan celebrated a staggering 200 days without community transmission of the coronavirus. Such an achievement is little more than a pipe dream for much of Europe, as it faces a second wave of the pandemic that threatens to eclipse the devastation of the first.

Ireland no longer looks out of step: indeed, our restrictions now look timely or even prescient with several countries across...

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