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Coronavirus: Latest developments [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski.

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A year and a quarter after the Covid-19 pandemic first broke out, the disease continues to wreak havoc in many countries around the world. The process of vaccination continues at varying speeds across the globe, but with a clear discrepancy between rich and poor countries. Significant pressure is being applied by NGOs, international institutions and a number of national governments to help poor countries with vaccinations, notably because of actual or potential dangerous mutations of the coronavirus. Meanwhile, the EU institutions are close to finalising a ‘digital green certificate’ to facilitate safe and free movement between Member States, by providing proof that a person has either been vaccinated against Covid-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from the disease and carries antibodies.

This note offers links to recent commentaries, studies and reports from international think tanks on the coronavirus and related issues. More studies on the topics can be found in a previous edition in this series, published in February 2021.

A new multilateralism for the post-Covid world: What role for the EU-Africa partnership?
European Think Tank Group, April 2021

Built to order: How Europe can rebuild multilateralism after Covid-19
European Council on Foreign Relations, April 2021

Under cover of Covid, Poland is stifling free media – and all Europe should be worried
European Council on Foreign Relations, April 2021

Belt and Road in Kenya: Covid-19 sparks a reckoning with debt and dissatisfaction
European Council on Foreign Relations, March 2021

A year on, the ‘Color of Covid’ still matters
Council on Foreign Relations, March 2021

The military in the time of Covid-19: Versatile, vulnerable, and vindicating
Egmont, March 2021

Towards cutting-edge European humanitarian leadership
Egmont, March 2021

African intra and inter-continental migration during Covid-19
Egmont, February 2021

The unequal inequality impact of the Covid-19 pandemic
Bruegel, March 2021

An update: Vaccination in the EU
Bruegel, March 2021

Persistent Covid-19: Exploring potential economic implications
Bruegel, March 2021

When and how to unwind Covid support measures to the banking system?
Bruegel, March 2021

Self-employment, Covid-19, and the future of work for knowledge workers
Bruegel, March 2021

The EU’s fiscal stance, its recovery fund, and how they relate to the fiscal rules
Bruegel, March 2021

The impact of Covid-19 on the Internal Market
Bruegel, March 2021

New EU insolvency rules could underpin business rescue in the Covid-19 aftermath
Bruegel, March 2021

Covid-19 credit-support programmes in Europe’s five largest economies
Bruegel, February 2021

Aiming for zero Covid-19: Europe needs to take action
Bruegel, February 2021

Will Covid accelerate productivity growth?
Bruegel, February 2021

Everything will be different: How the pandemic is changing EU economic governance
Jacques Delors Institute, February 2021

Spending EU subsidies well: A challenge for member states
Jacques Delors Institute, February 2021

A European vaccine passport? A healthy debate
Jacques Delors Institute, February 2021

Why Europe should spend big like Biden
Centre for European Reform, March 2021

How Greece can recover from Covid
Centre for European Reform, February 2021

The EU’s troubled leadership: You get what you pay for
Centre for European Reform, February 2021

An unequal recovery would be politically explosive
Centre for European Reform, January 2021

Trade policy and medical supplies during Covid-19
Chatham House, February 2021

Managing global liquidity through Covid-19 and beyond
Chatham House, February 2021

Prioritizing equity after Covid-19
Chatham House, February 2021

Fiscal policy and the post-Covid-19 recovery
Chatham House, February 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic and trends in technology
Chatham House, February 2021

The geo-economics and geopolitics of Covid-19: Implications for European security
International Institute for Strategic Studies, March 2021

The European Union in the Covid-19 storm: Economic, political and stability challenges
International Institute for Strategic Studies, February 2021

Covid-19 vaccine race: The black market opportunity
International Institute for Strategic Studies, February 2021

Non-standard workers and the self-employed in the EU: Social protection during the Covid-19 pandemic
European Trade Union Institute, February 2021

Covid-19 and conservation: Crisis response strategies that benefit people and nature
German Development Institute, February 2021

Health and public communication in the era of conspiracy theories
EUROPEUM, February 2021

Covid 19 and Europewide income disparities
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, February 2021

Economic Assessment of the Euro Area
EURORAME, 2021

2020: Das schwierige Covid-19-Jahr auf dem Westbalkan
Österreichische Institut für Internationale Politik, January 2021

Impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on EU industries
Centre for European Policy Studies, March 2021

What can the ECB achieve in a lockdown recession?
Centre for European Policy Studies, March 2021

Vaccines: How to use market-based incentives to ramp up production
Centre for European Policy Studies, February 2021

A transatlantic cure to the pandemic and structural global health
Clingendael, March 2021

One year in, Covid-19’s uneven spread across the US continues
Brookings Institution, March 2021

Getting the Covid-19 vaccine: Progress, and equity questions for the next phase
Brookings Institution, March 2021

Putting girls at the center of the Covid-19 pandemic response in Africa
Brookings Institution, March 2021


Read this briefing on ‘Coronavirus: Latest developments‘ in the Think Tank pages of the European Parliament.

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