The archaeological site of the Parliament House in Namur on 15 April 2020.
Agent du Patrimoine en Péril, le groupe pour la défense des agents de l'Agence wallonne du Patrimoine (AWaP)
In Namur, Belgium, archaeological excavations were almost buried for good under the cover of lockdown. The incident draws attention to weaknesses in archaeological heritage protection systems.
Europe remains by far the leader in the global trade of pharmaceuticals.
The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare Europe's vulnerability to drug-supply disruption. Still, it remains by far the world leader in pharmaceutical products.
Riyad Mahrez is one of several French born footballers currently playing for African countries.
In football, a number of African teams draw heavily on their European-born diasporas, a reflection of a colonial past and deeply entrenched migration routes.
Still from the film
Dreams by Japanese director Akira Kurosawa.
Dreams that are more vivid, more frequent and more striking… Lockdown seems to trouble our nights as well as our days, and there's reason to believe that's not just a figment of our imagination.
Even Sweden is still a long way off from herd immunity.
By tracing the location of millions of devices, Google has mapped the pandemic response at a scale never seen before.
For Germans, this is not a battle, it's a 'long distance run'.
Europeans once looked across the Atlantic for leadership in times of global crisis. But those days are over.
Smiling schoolboys reveal their missing teeth.
Anthony Asael/Art in All of Us /Contributor via Getty Images
During this unsettling time, global leaders have assured children and adults alike that the tooth fairy, free from the risk of infection, is indeed an essential worker.
A nearly deserted street in the city of Nice, France, on May 6, the 51st day of lockdown there. Europe’s method of reopening is markedly different from the U.S. plan.
Getty Images / Valery Hache
As the US prepares to reopen from weeks of social distancing, it’s worth noting what other countries are doing.
A cashier works wearing a face mask in a supermarket on April 15, 2020 near Lyon.
In addition to the elderly and health workers, those holding front-line jobs are particularly exposed. Infection risk and aggravating co-morbidities could compound social inequalities in time of crisis.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar briefing the press.
In a nation where many were already struggling, longer term thinking is needed for the pandemic recovery.
Hungarian police officers check cars at the Nickelsdorf-Hegyeshalom border crossing at the Austro-Hungarian border on 18 March 2020. Hungary’s closure of its land borders following the coronavirus crisis caused massive delays for passengers and carriers – including those seeking entry from other Schengen members.
What parallel can be drawn between the Schengen countries' management of the migrant crisis in 2015 and their response to the current health epidemic?
Critics say older people are being put at risk by the relaxed approach to social distancing. But they seem to be the most in favour of it, according to a new survey.
Local officials greet each other in Rome with an elbow bump.
Having brought cases of infection significantly down, the country is preparing to loosen lockdown measures.
At the Slovenian-Italian border post near Nova Gorica on 11 March 2020.
The Covid-19 pandemic is prompting Europeans to rethink their relationship to borders. Faced with the threat of the spread of the disease, should the border be a wall or a filter?
Only time will tell.
The Mória refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece.
The health crisis is pushing governments to try to control the movement of people, but migrants continue to arrive in EU reception centres, which are currently experiencing a crisis of tragic proportions.
In Italy, police are deploying drones to ensure citizens comply with self-isolation rules.
History is full of examples of despots making use of emergency powers to manipulate citizens, which is why states must act responsibly in times of crisis.
Meeting of the ambassadors of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to the EU to discuss the coronavirus crisis Brussels, 24 March 2020.
The spread of COVID-19 highlights Europe's political and economic weaknesses and suggests that the institution may be entering a deep crisis.