Regions / European Union
COVID-19 is so dangerous to food security because the global supply chain was insecure to begin with. Could we remake it?
Far-right governments are rolling back environmental regulations, while international climate talks stall amid the crisis. But climate activists see opportunity.
Hungary’s authoritarianism, Portugal’s generosity, Italy’s call for solidarity, Germany’s tightfistedness: European responses to the crisis are all over the map.
For the far right, the pandemic is a chance to enact border controls and erode the rule of law. It could also expose their utter incompetence.
Austerity and an anti-immigrant blockade left Italy with an older population and underfunded health care. Could the same happen here?
Prospects for unification will have less to do with ancient hatreds than with health care, schools, housing, and jobs.
Donald Trump and Boris Johnson can claim victories in early 2020, but Brexit and impeachment may come back to haunt them and the far right later in the year.
Despite blatant corruption and ineptitude, the far right on both sides of the Atlantic continues to reap harvests from its failures.
The new right campaigns everywhere on a platform of “sovereignty,” while leaving countries more exposed to the dictates of global markets than ever.
As the UK moves towards a People vs. Parliament election, the elitist defender of the big banks will need quite a transformation.