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Reopening: Europe

This episode provides a background overview of the impact of the reopening of borders on European value chains, future of work, and innovation.

By: Date: June 11, 2020 Topic: Global economy and trade

Since the end of May and throughout the month of June, many European countries have lifted or loosened lockdown measures set in place to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

One of the last measures still in place is the closure of international borders, which to some extent brought back to the memory a closed Europe, and border checkpoints, which many of our listeners that born after 1989 probably never experienced, at least on the scale we have had. As this is somewhat an atypical and historical moment, we are going to embark in a peculiar journey, starting on Friday 12 June. Bruegel is supporting a project driving across 7 Countries and more that 2,500 kilometres to collect facts about how the border closure affected the economy and society.

You will be able to follow us on the road on the Bruegel channels, as well as the project website. This episode provides a background overview of the impact of the reopening on European value chains, future of work, and innovation.

Episode guests:
Scott Marcus, senior fellow, Bruegel
Niclas Poiters, research fellow, Bruegel
Reinhilde Veugelers, senior scholar, Bruegel

Hosted by:
Giuseppe Porcaro, head of outreach and governance at Bruegel

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