“La crisi innescata dal Covid-19 mette in pieno risalto alcune debolezze strutturali della costruzione del progetto europeo. Per questo motivo, le proposte che avanziamo intendono far fronte alle incoerenze e manchevolezze del sistema economico-istituzionale europeo sia in ottica emergenziale sia di medio-lungo periodo.”
In this series of articles, we will explain what Eurobonds are, why there are so many concerns around them and if they could be developed someday soon. In particular, we will go through European peculiarities and we will analyse all viable options to face extreme conditions as it is for COVID-19.
Someone tried to bribe Germany
Social networks are an incredible source of information and they connect the world in a click. But they can also be a means to spread hate, fake news and terrorist propaganda.
On March 15th, 2019, In Christchurch, third largest city of New Zealand, a white-supremacist killed 51 people and injured 49 in two mosques, and the shooting was live-streamed on Facebook.
In early 2018, a whistle-blower revealed to The Guardian and to The New York Times that Facebook allowed Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm, to obtain data of as much of 50 million users for electoral purposes. The ads for billions of Americans were pivoted towards the candidate they might like the most based on their personal habits and information.
These are just two examples that show how social networks have failed, at least partially, to self-regulate themselves.
The Covid-19 crisis highlights the unescapable weaknesses of the grounds of the European project. History is calling us, asking for inevitable changes for a better future, leaving behind what has already been proved not to work.
For this reason, we propose some measures which face the inconsistencies of the institutional and economic system of the European Union, both for the most effective response to the emergency and for a medium-long run horizon.