Health Archives

  • We must break the cycle of panic and neglect

    Coronavirus 02-04-2020

    Health, global security and international stability are inextricably linked. And our globalised, urbanised and at the same time politically fragmented world has never been as prone to pandemics as it is today. Wolfgang Ischinger and Stefan Oschmann present five points that are critical in order to be better prepared for situations like these in the future.

  • Coronavirus has changed the future of national security forever. Here’s how

    Defence and security 01-04-2020

    Nuclear war was the great fear of the 20th century and our institutions were built to respond to such threats. But Covid-19 has shown the world’s defence experts that we were blind, writes Stephan Blank.

  • Don’t let COVID-19 become a hunger game

    Agrifood 31-03-2020

    The health impacts of the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic on some of the poorest countries are still unknown and any ensuing food crisis as a result of poor policy-making will be a humanitarian disaster to avert, writes FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu.

  • Strengthening EU cohesion with European responses to corona crisis

    Economy & Jobs 30-03-2020

    The number of people infected with the coronavirus is increasing daily across Europe. The top political priority must be to take targeted measures to slow down infections, in order to protect high-risk groups and avoid overburdening health systems, write Anna …

  • How to save airlines the right way

    Aviation 26-03-2020

    As the virus crisis continues to unfold, more and more airlines are grounding flights - some entirely. But carriers must take their responsibilities to society more seriously if they are to be given any public cash, insists William Todts.

  • Chinese diplomat: To fight the pandemic, put trust and cooperation before politics

    Coronavirus 26-03-2020

    This spring is never going to be the same again. The explosive spread of COVID-19 caught the world by surprise, and it couldn’t show more clearly just how closely connected we are. As the pandemic looms large, China and the …

  • COVID-19 emergency makes EU budget deal more urgent than ever

    Economy & Jobs 26-03-2020

    The seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak makes hefty cuts to cohesion policy in the EU's next long-term budget all the more unjustified, writes Enrico Rossi, the governor of Italy's Tuscany Region.

  • Is Bulgaria getting EU help to fight coronavirus impact?

    Economy & Jobs 25-03-2020

    Bulgarian PM Boyko Borissov has made public statements about the EU not providing adequate help in Bulgaria's fight with the coronavirus crisis. Former Deputy Prime Minister Ivailo Kalfin, who is the chairman of EURACTIV Bulgaria's board of directors, looked into these statements.

  • COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of our economies

    Coronavirus 25-03-2020

    The human dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic reach far beyond the critical health response, as all aspects of our future will be affected - economic, social and developmental. Our response must be urgent and coordinated on a global scale, and should immediately deliver help to those most in need, writes Guy Ryder.

  • COVID-19 means confining ourselves, not abandoning refugees

    Coronavirus 25-03-2020

    The image of three-year-old Alan Kurdi dead on the shore in 2015 sticks in our memory as a collective failure. Five years later, it looks like we haven’t done much to improve the situation of thousands of migrants who are either still trying to escape war or wait on asylum-seeker centres already on European soil, writes Iratxe García Pérez.

  • Health, trust and journalism: a Coronavirus Plan for the Media

    Digital 25-03-2020

    In this Open Letter to the President of the EU Commission, media stakeholders and experts, in a personal capacity, along with MEPs and former MEPs ask for the Commission to support trust in public action, and to help sustain the media in this testing time.

  • How biofuels enter the race against the coronavirus pandemic

    Agrifood 25-03-2020

    For 2020, hand sanitisers and disinfectants are what new iPhones and electric vehicles were for 2019. So, who are the Apples and Teslas of ethyl alcohol, asks Zoltán Szabó and explains how a climate solution is being turned into health assistance.