Europe must show solidarity for the next generations. This, in any case, was hammered on Wednesday by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen before the European Parliament in Brussels. A speech, which, if it answered the problems linked to an unprecedented pandemic, did not once mention the health issues to come. An absence that echoes the observation made less than a week ago by the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, who regretted that “Health Europe isn’t[ait] never existed “, and calling for it to become a priority.
“In Europe, these issues have often been approached through the prism of the economic risk they pose, explains Henri Bergeron, CNRS researcher at the Center for Sociology of Organizations at Sciences Po Paris. Health remains a prerogative of nation states which are legitimate in their role of protecting their populations. ”
Which does not mean that nothing is coordinated in the EU, Stéphane Luchini’s nuance,