March 2020 - the lockdown: in the acute lethal threat posed by the corona virus, most countries, also in Europe, often took drastic measures - adapted to the rapidly changing emergency situation at the national, regional and local levels - to protect their population and to avoid a total breakdown of the national health system.
After the first wave subsided, and as soon as the local situation allowed, the affected countries gradually relaxed their emergency measures in order to protect their economy and the rule of law. The citizens asked more and more vehemently for the return to normalcy, democracy, and personal responsibility - while governments were often forced to tighten the screws again at the local and regional level in order to avoid a second wave. After this wave erupted in autumn 2020, the affected countries, regions and towns again took very different, locally and temporally quickly changing protective measures, including information, education and recommendations, the use of vast campaigns for testing, tracing and vaccination up to half or full lockdowns with corresponding aid packages.
For a long time, supranational and global organizations, including the EU, were barely able to act; but then "Brussels" managed to use Corona for another big step towards integration: On July 21, 2020 - after long discussions - a special EU summit passed а 750 billion euro aid package for particularly affected countries! - Thereafter, however, the "EU tanker" failed in the procurement of vaccines for member countries - especially compared with the "speedboat" Great Britain after Brexit - but demands all the more energetically an EU vaccination passport with mandatory criteria for all member countries (e.g. licenced vaccines, personal data).
How shall Europe deal with pandemics in the future? - According to question 11 of the questionnaire of our new Europe, all citizens throughout Europe are invited to choose between the following three opinions:
The democratic manifesto of Our New Europe wants to trigger with the dangerously aggressive democracy virus (а completely new Corona mutant EUVID-21 suddenly spreading en masse across Europe) a huge online pandemic for a new, diverse, democratic Europe - the Europe of the citizens, with and for us citizens, in which EU supporters, opponents and critics can co-determine an optimal global strategy to fight pandemics by means of referenda:
Corona - chance for our new,
diverse, democratic Europe!
For millions of empowered citizens throughout Europe!