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Nicolas Schmit, the European commissioner for jobs and social rights, is our special guest — discussing the Commission’s plan to help people stay in jobs despite the coronavirus crisis.
Our pan-European panel debates how long citizens will tolerate lockdown life before pushing back against their governments. We look at Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s communications troubles, after she triggered anger in Italy by describing corona bonds as a “catchphrase” in the German press. And we ask if Europe will rally round a viable economic response to match the scale of the crisis.