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The duel: could Covid-19 kill off the EU?

Coronavirus represents a crossroads for the European Union. The choice is either closer integration to better prepare for future events or making the most important decisions in times of need at the national level

YES—Bruno Maçães

Indeed it could, but not in the way you think. Nations will not turn their backs on the European Union in search of lost national spirit. Quite the contrary. They will turn to the institutions in Brussels with increasingly taxing demands, and that is something the system was not built for. The EU was not designed to take hard decisions between competing interests. It is very bad at making choices. What it does well is to govern by rule, and the more impersonal and automatic the…

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