It seems like the European Council started realising the real scope of this crisis.
Europe’s conservative elites need to realise that they have to safeguard democratic quality with at least the same vehemence with which they were willing to enforce austerity after 2008.
Freedom of movement, as it currently operates in the healthcare sector, undermines the EU’s social cohesion objectives.
The coronavirus crisis starkly highlights the true value of care work, its gendered and regionalised nature, and the scarcity of its supply in an economy which fails to recognise these factors.
There is a need for a ‘European Minimum Healthcare Service’ which sets out the minimum service to be provided in each Member State.
Despite a first important step, EU governments should be more courageous and develop new EU financial instruments and new concepts.