The Debate

Europe's moment of truth: What common response to Covid-19?

FRANCE 24 brings you a special edition of The Debate in partnership with Deutsche Welle.
FRANCE 24 brings you a special edition of The Debate in partnership with Deutsche Welle. © FRANCE 24

As some nations eye lifting coronavirus restrictions and others move to double down, FRANCE 24 and Deutsche Welle partner up for a special edition of The Debate. Why has Germany been more successful in containing the Covid-19 pandemic than France? And can the Paris-Berlin partnership – often dubbed the "engine" of Europe – rally a continent that is facing challenges from within as well as from the rest of the world?

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François Picard and Melinda Crane speak with former European Green Party standard-bearer Daniel Cohn-Bendit, member of the German parliament Matern von Marschall and Strasbourg city councillor Syamak Agha Babaei, who is also an emergency care physician on the front line of the crisis.

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