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 needed 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. Because of the persistent often drastic restrictions, the citizens more and more vemently asked 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, while the EU - without much success - tried to adopt a uniform approach.
From all this, supranational and global organizations, especially the EU,
were far away and largely excluded - apart from long discussions about funding a EU multi-billion aid package for particularly affected countries!
Who shall be in charge of future pandemics in Europe? - According to question 11 of the questionnaire of our new Europe, all citizens throughout Europe are invited to choose between the following two opinions:
Our New Europe (ONE) wants to trigger a huge viral democratic, Corona-like pandemic across Europe for a new, diverse, democratic Europe of the citizens, with and for us citizens, a Europe in which EU supporters, opponents and critics can i.a. decide by means of referenda, on an optimal strategy needed to fight pandemics worldwide and in Europe:
Corona is a chance for our new Europe!
Our new Europe - a chance for an efficient pandemic strategy on all levels!