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World Federalism, Global Democracy and Coronavirus

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    Fernando Iglesias

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    President of the World Federalist Movement, Director of the Spinelli Chair in Buenos Aires, member of the Argentinian Parliament

As climate change, the coronavirus pandemic shows the consequences of the enormous contradiction under which seven billion human beings live: a globalized world politically divided into almost two hundred national states all taking separate and uncoordinated measures.

The EU and the Double Emergency

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    Roberto Palea

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    Member and former President of the Centre for Studies on Federalism; member of the Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (IAERE)

In March 2015, Bill Gates, who was principally engaged in addressing health problems in Africa through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, gave a ‘Ted Talk’ conference in Vancouver, in which he pointed out that the greatest risk of global catastrophe that humanity should fear was not nuclear war, but rather “a highly contagious virus, capable of killing 10 million people”.

The European Response to the Coronavirus: Health Union and Anti-Crisis Plan

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    Domènec Ruiz Devesa

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    Member of the European Parliament; member of the Executive Bureau of the UEF. Vice President of UEF-Spain

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization called the outbreak of the coronavirus originating in China a pandemic, given its spread over more than three continents, affecting no less than 100 countries. This disease is easily transmitted and has a death rate significantly higher than that of influenza.

Corona and Transborder Solidarity

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    Jo Leinen

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    Honorary President of UEF and EMI

The Corona-Pandemic has shown the good and the bad in politics as in people’s relations. Living close to the German-French border I could witness the ups and downs of trans-border separation as well as cooperation. Mulhouse on the Swiss border was one of the hotspots of Corona outbreak.

Don’t Close Borders against Coronavirus

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    Michele Ruta and Aaditya Mattoo

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    Michele Ruta is Lead economist in the Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment Global Practice at the World Bank.

    Aaditya Mattoo is Chief economist, East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank.

Free trade and co-ordinated action are vital to ensure medical supplies get to where they are needed. By now we are all familiar with the sight of empty shelves in supermarkets and pharmacies where masks, respirators and gloves used to be. Fear and hoarding magnify scarcity.

After the Coronavirus Tsunami: It Is Time for the Eurobonds

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    Alfonso Iozzo and Alberto Majocchi

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    Alfonso Iozzo is President of the Centre for Studies on Federalism and Vice President of Robert Triffin International.

    Alberto Majocchi is Emeritus Professor of Finance at the University of Pavia and Vice President of the Centre for Studies on Federalism.

Among the effects of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) crisis are the consequences on the economies and public finances of the EU’s Member States. Important positions have recently emerged in this respect and it seems appropriate to set out some preliminary considerations.

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