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Coronavirus: An uncertain future [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski,

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The spread of the coronavirus pandemic is reshaping the world economy and politics. Analysts and politicians argue that the extent of changes will depend of the persistence of the crisis and the ability of global powers to cooperate in efforts to contain and control it. In Europe, where containment rules have already been eased in many countries, governments and citizens fear a second wave of the pandemic, especially given that infection rates are again slowly rising in certain regions. Worldwide, populations in conflict-zones find themselves in an especially precarious situation.

This note offers links to recent commentaries and reports from international think tanks on coronavirus and related issues. Earlier publications on the coronavirus can be found in the previous item in this series, published by EPRS on 10 July.

Germany’s corona presidency: Germany’s leadership role and European partners’ expectations
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik, July 2020

From reaction to action: How the EU can step up its role in global pandemics
European Policy Centre, July 2020

The big engine that might: How France and Germany can build a geopolitical Europe
European Council on Foreign Relations, July 2020

In sickness and in health: European cooperation during the coronavirus crisis
European Council on Foreign Relations, July 2020

Trump, the coronavirus, and the world economy
German Marshall Fund, July 2020

Global democracy and Covid-19: Upgrading international support
Carnegie Europe, July 2020

The impact economy: Balancing profit and impact
Bruegel, July 2020

Going beyond the Single Market: Why Europe must become a Single Economic Territory (SET)
European Policy Centre, July 2020

How is Covid-19 affecting House oversight efforts?
Brookings Institution, July 2020

Deutschlands CoronaPräsidentschaft Erwartungen der europäischen Partner an die deutsche Führungsrolle
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik, July 2020

Is evaluating Covid-19 about the WHO or country responses?
Chatham House, July 2020

Government-guaranteed bank lending: Beyond the headline numbers
Bruegel, July 2020

The EU budget as an opportunity in the crisis: The EU Commission proposal for a new financial framework and a reconstruction fund
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, July 2020

Economic meltdown in the Middle East: How Europe can soften the impact
European Council on Foreign Relations, July 2020

Credible emerging market central banks could embrace quantitative easing to fight Covid-19
Bruegel, July 2020

ESG resilience during the Covid crisis: Is green the new gold?
Centre for European Policy Studies, July 2020

Next generation EU: Shock absorber or larger, debt-financed EU budget?
Centre for European Policy Studies, July 2020

Instrumental solidarity: Hungary’s management of the coronavirus crisis
European Council on Foreign Relations, July 2020

Did we say ‘new own resources’ for the recovery fund?
Centre for European Policy Studies, July 2020

What does the World Health Organization do?
Council on Foreign Relations, July 2020

Supporting and restructuring the aviation ecosystem
Centre for European Policy Studies, July 2020

How can Europe reconcile privacy with Covid-19 track and tracing systems?
Friends of Europe, July 2020

Rethinking EU institutions’ rules of procedure after Covid-19
Egmont, July 2020

Covid-19: The hidden majority in India’s migration crisis
Chatham House, July 2020

Covid-19 job and income loss leading to more hunger and financial hardship
Brookings Institution, July 2020

Circulation et commercialisation de chloroquine en Afrique de l’Ouest: Une géopolitique du médicament à la lumière du COVID-19
Institut français des relations internationales, July 2020

How has Covid-19 impacted the war in Libya?
Friends of Europe, July 2020

Voting by mail in a pandemic: A state-by-state scorecard
Brookings Institution, July 2020

Key trade data points on the EU-27 pharmaceutical supply chain
European Centre for International Political Economy, July 2020

Czech Republic: Living with coronavirus
Chatham House, July 2020

Greece: Living with coronavirus
Chatham House, July 2020

Start of USMCA brings hope amid Covid-19 economic crisis
Atlantic Council, June 2020

Emergency powers, Covid-19 and the new challenge for human rights
Instituto Affari Internationali, June 2020

Cities on the frontline: Managing the coronavirus crisis
Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, June 2020

How the world has learned to grieve in a pandemic
Council on Foreign Relations, June 2020

Collateral easing with disciplinary dysfunction? On the limitations of the ECB’s Covid-19 response
Foundation for European Progressive Studies, June 2020

Vorschläge für eine effiziente, europäische Bekämpfung von Pandemien: Juristische Aspekte im Gesundheitsbereich
Österreichische Gesellschaft Für Europapolitik

Policy coherence issues emerging from Covid-19 with a focus on healthcare supply chains
European Centre for Development Policy Management, June 2020

Read this briefing on ‘Coronavirus: An uncertain future‘ in the Think Tank pages of the European Parliament.

Read all EPRS publications on the coronavirus outbreak


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