The coronavirus is affecting people all over the world and transforming their day-to-day lives. While the epidemic’s long-term effects are not yet clear, its impact is already being felt in all areas of society. Because of its global spread, the coronavirus is garnering far more media attention than many other diseases that claim numerous lives each day.
This is an opportunity to open up new discussions on a variety of topics: austerity policies, ailing healthcare systems, international trade policies, political power structures and global economic processes. Above all, the situation raises questions around our understanding of European solidarity and global responsibility. In our Corona Chronicles series, our partners in different countries report on their experiences and give us their take on recent developments, providing an up-to-the-minute picture of the mood in various regions.