Coronavirus crisis - What approach for a Europe of solidarity? Webinar, French Institute of Germany, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Discussion with Birgit Sippel, MEP, and Éric-André Martin, Secretary General of the Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa) at the French Institute of International Relations - Ifri.
Brief interviews on local situations
Italy: Eugenio Riversi, Art Historian, University of Bonn
France: Landry Charrier, Attaché for University Cooperation at the French Embassy
Moderator: Gwendolin Jungblut, Agentur für Wahlen, Führung, Strategie (Elections Agency, Leadership, Strategy)
The coronavirus crisis is currently hitting all European countries hard, but its effects will vary. The sole action of individual states to find their own solutions seems to contradict the founding idea of European solidarity. There are different approaches in the search for a common solution: Some countries called for joint bonds in the form of so-called “corona bonds” — while other countries wanted to prevent joint liability at all costs. The EU finance ministers have now jointly agreed on an aid package of 500 billion euros.
The following questions will be addressed in LiveChat: Will the aid package be enough to tackle the economic crisis collectively? What are the advantages or disadvantages of this solution — and how does it differ from the controversial “corona bonds” approach? What are the dangers of the lack of cohesion in the international community, which has become apparent during the crisis? What is meant by the proposed “Recovery Fund”?
PLEASE NOTE: This seminar will be held in German via Zoom.
You can register via the following link: https://www.fes.de/veranstaltungen/?Veranummer=247656
In the morning of May 4th, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to access the Zoom seminar.
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While the coronavirus health crisis is currently intensifying in Europe, it does not seem to be affecting France and Germany at the same pace or with the same intensity. The crisis is putting both countries' respective hospital systems to the test in different ways. France and Germany's...