The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. And it is far from being the only one or the scariest one in this line-up.
One cannot defy a virus, but one can and must defy the panic and that standstill that is dragging us into a recession that will prove a much traumatic experience for a huge part of the society, eventually everyone. I hope that a week of good Easter weather will show that the spike in the spread of the virus has nothing to do with people willing to get back to normal.
I am a European, and proud of it. Now, 69 years after the first European treaty was signed amid the smouldering ruins after World War 2, the EU is still a novel and unique form of governance. No group of countries have ever agreed on a union as real and attractive as the EU. I hope this five to seven-minute read gives an idea of how much the EU really means to someone like me.