Miguel Poiares Maduro

“With all the difficulties, with all the time delay, the answer that the European Union has been able to provide to the pandemic. The European Union has no competency in the health area, and still, it has managed to provide vaccines and to support its member states in acquiring vaccines, and to do it in a way that is fair, balanced, and equal to all the member states." -Miguel Poiares Maduro on the EU's management of Covid-19 vaccines
Time Question
0:02 Do you identify as a European?
2:08 What was your formative European moment?
4:26 What was the worst moment in recent European history?
7:23 What was the best moment in recent European history?
10:21 What is the single most important thing the EU has done for you personally?
12:03 What is the one thing you would most like the EU to have achieved by 2030?
15:01 Does the ECJ and the Charter of Fundamental Human Rights erode Member-States' sovereignty?
19:07 Are recent illiberal and anti-democratic forces within the EU weakening its soft-power around the world?
20:21 Some Europeans perceive the EU as a funding and norm-producing entity. Is this problematic?
24:03 Are mutual resentments between wealther and poorer countries a threat to EU unity?