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From germs to guns and steel – how the world could waste the Covid-19 crisis

Three years after the WHO declared a ‘public health emergency of international concern’, the Covid-19 pandemic is still taking a dramatic toll on the world, with over 20 million deaths based on excess mortality data. The global community was wildly unprepared, and this translated into improvisation, a lack of global solidarity and flagrant violations of […]


The time is ripe to make SURE a permanent instrument

In response to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, EU member states put various tools in place to support employment, from traditional short-time work (STW) schemes and wage subsidy (WS) schemes to new income support schemes for self-employed and atypical workers. The European Union offered financial support to these schemes through the creation of a […]