For a while this spring, it seemed – at least to European residents – that the vaccine nationalism that had led European governments to procure vaccines that had been rapidly produced with government support and fast-tracked official approval, had paid off. Growing numbers of people were vaccinated against the Covid-19 infections and countries began to […]
In all European nations, life and health are one of the most important pillars of well-being. Indeed, health is the cultural backbone of our civilisation. Despite being cautious about a high tax burden, EU citizens want more health services of higher quality and they agree that higher health bills should be financed by general taxes […]
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.
In a world with so much wealth, how is it possible that so many people have little or no access to healthcare?