COVID-19


When collegiality matters… or of Von der Leyen’s loneliness

World leaders are acting quickly to confront the COVID emergency, sometimes at the expense of established rules and procedures. RSC research associate Maria Patrin examines the fall-out earlier this month when European Commission President Ursula van der Leyen bypassed the Commission’s principle of collegiality in decision-making.

Can the WHO’s study on COVID-19 underpin legal action against China?

Is there a legal case against China for insufficiently warning the World Health Organization in the early days of COVID-19? EUI Researcher Mike Videler examines information-sharing obligations under international law, the potential of a WHO-led study that got off the ground this week, and some possible complications.

Pandemic politics in turbulent times

In Mongolia, frustrations with pandemic policy have come to a head, leading the Prime Minister to resign. STG Policy Fellow Bayaraa Jigmiddash takes a closer look.