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Europe’s week: Apologies, exit Plans and solidarity

From the coronavirus catastrophe, it is about the fact: the figures, the science fiction, the prognosis, but also about political activities.

All these will be the words of EU main Ursula von der Leyen, talking before a nearly vacant European Parliament this week

“Yes, it’s correct that nobody was ready for this,” she explained. “It’s even a fact that too many weren’t there on time when Italy had a helping hand in the very start. And for that, it’s correct that Europe as a whole provides a heartfelt apology”

Exit plan
Following its expertise with the UK, EU institutions understandably often steer clear of the term”depart”.

So this week that the European Commission rather released a”roadmap to lifting coronavirus containment steps”.

Some nations have only extended their lockdown orders, but others carefully begun to ease them.

The kids must sit in a distance from one another and then they’re just together in smaller classes with the identical caretaker or instructor.

In this for the future?
Regardless of the easing of a few of the constraints, we’re still far from any thought of normality.

Experts even inform us that things might still escape control.

“You will find the strategies, you will find the processes and there’s improvisation. The programs coordinate the processes. We will need to act consistently with foresight, to identify what has to be planned and any excess improvisation — improvisation cannot be ruled out, however, any surplus of it is a kind of neglect. That which we have seen especially at the onset of the answer to COVID-19 was hectic improvisation.”

Authorities were cautioned about pandemics frequently. And they have been taken by surprise. Why should they not better ready?

“I think it’s because of’short-termism’ which you get in authorities and that it is possible to bet on the possibility or the likelihood that something won’t occur during the cycle of a specific government,” explained Alexander.

“There’s a severe danger of another wave,” maintained Alexander, “And awaiting the flu in 1918-1920, in Europe it lasted for around 14 weeks and the next wave was worse than the first tide. It had been lethal.

“Therefore there are different risks that we unwind the steps too fast. Therefore we can’t do that. And I fear that there’ll be on-off steps for a long time, maybe into 2022.”

Some leaders have contrasted the coronavirus catastrophe into an all-out warfare.

In the USA, Donald Trump declared himself president.

Nevertheless, at a war, you want allies along with global coordination. Not Trump.

Even if he’d increased some reasonable points, Trump’s unilateral movement was widely criticized by the rest of the planet.

EU foreign policy leader Josep Borrell stated he regretted Trump’s conclusion and that it couldn’t be justified when WHO’s attempts were required more than ever to help contain and mitigate the breakout.

And eventually…

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