Major Setbacks in Europe’s Approach to Vaccination

“No one is safe until everyone is safe”

The global financial crisis, the refugee wave, Greece’s sovereign debt crisis, Brexit – even the greatest optimist cannot deny that the European Union has been hit by a whole series of damaging blows since the Treaty of Lisbon came into effect in December 2009. But perhaps the most destabilising and devastating crisis is that of

The Tokyo Olympics: A Light of Hope or Another Lost Dream?

COVID-19 left the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Japanese authorities with little choice but to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games originally planned to be kicked off last July. 11.000 Olympic athletes, 4.400 Paralympic athletes, and 80.000 unpaid volunteers were significantly affected as one of the most prestigious sporting events was forced to

The Dilemma of Vaccination Passports

The use of vaccine passes aren’t without precedent – in the 1920s, most American schools required proof of smallpox vaccination from children wishing to attend. Nevertheless, talks of introducing the Covid-19 vaccination pass (termed as the Digital Green Pass) by the European Commission seem to be causing an especially controversial debate, especially within a population

A “small” European solidarity gift

Italy has been one of the most harshly affected European countries after the escalation of the coronavirus pandemic. The virus has inflicted billions of losses both to state organizations and private business likewise. According to several national estimates, Italy will see a loss of GDP equal to almost 10% throughout the whole and still ongoing pandemic. The