Five ways that the coronavirus should transform the EU

Anna Diamantopoulou President of DIKTIO; ECFR Council Member; Former European Commissioner and Minister The European Commission’s response to the coronavirus faces at least five fundamental challenges – all of which create significant opportunities for Europe. When I joined the European Commission, the first rule I learnt related to the mantra “the country I know best”.…

A Covid-19 conversation with Dr Harvey Fineberg

A COVID-19 CONVERSATION: PAST-PRESENT-FUTURE An online discussion on Covid-19 and its impact in the global level organized by DIKTIO held on 24th of April. Dr. Harvey Fineberg, a former dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, Provost of Harvard University and President of Institute of Medicine, is the Chair of the Standing Committee on…

What Now? What Next?

Christian Leffler, Former Deputy Secretary General of the EU External Action Service Upon retiring from public service, I left Brussels early March for a family break in New Zealand. Little did I know, or even imagine, that we would return, three weeks later, to a radically transformed reality. Self-isolation was not on the agenda when…