Going beyond Europe’s North-South Divide

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Publication Date: 
13 May 2020
Publisher: 
The Brussels Times
Publication Place: 
Brussels
Publication Language: 
EN
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The Brussels Times
Abstract: 

The European debate over coronavirus response is not geographical but ideological. Rather than a binary cleavage it involves three different and competing views of how Europe should address current and future challenges.

In the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis, many policy-makers and political observers have resorted to the traditional north-south divide and its related vocabulary to frame EU member states’ disagreements.