For the time being, the acute stage of the pandemic is – at least in Europe – almost over, and its economic consequences are becoming increasingly evident. In view of the last months‘ dramatic developments, it is tempting to view the current situation as primarily due to Corona.
However, the danger of a recession, the growing social inequality between and within most EU countries, and the ecological catastrophe not only predated Corona but their cause, a capitalist system trapped in ever-increasing contradictions, also paved the way for the pandemic.
This newsletter offers a broader reflection and contextualisation of the causes and consequences of the crisis.
In addition, our series of web interviews with leading personalities of the European left continues. For an overview of our webinar and web interview programme, please click here.
We wish you stimulating reading!
Michael Hollogschwandtner, web editor, for transform! europe
The Pandemic as Part of a Much Broader Crisis of Civilisation
The corona crisis has already killed hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Politicians and society as a whole have rightly focused on combating the virus. However, underneath the pandemic there is still an environmental catastrophe exploding in slow motion. The corona crisis is only a small part of this puzzle.