ECFR Quarantimes #6 – with Ann Linde

“Now is the time for realism, cooperation, compromise and a common vision. This is really a bad crisis. But in the midst of chaos, there is always an opportunity.”


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With the deepest economic global recession the world has seen, the multilateral order is under threat and geopolitical trends accelerated. How will covid-19 shape our world? Ann Linde, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, sheds light on the path Sweden is charting domestically and as a force for European and international cooperation.

About ECFR Quarantimes

We are all suffering from confirmation bias. Nationalists claim that the corona virus shows the superiority of the nation state; multilateralists claim the same for multilateralism; the end of globalization has also been proclaimed; for the left it is the end of capitalism; and for climate activists it confirms the need for more climate protections. ECFR Quarantimes enlists the brightest voices to help us think beyond the immediate response to the covid-19 crisis and overcome our pre-existing biases and beliefs to shape Europe’s future role in the post corona world.