Waking up from the first wave of Covid-19, the world doesn't look like a safer, more stable place (Photo: Matthew Tempest)


Waking up after corona. How will the world look?

A Dutch friend of mine visited Venice last week. He wanted to see the city without the usual crowd of tourists.

A Venetian waiter was happy to welcome him to his terrace until he learned that my friend was Dutch. Kindness turned into grimness.

The Dutch government's unwillingness to help Italy and Spain after the corona crisis was met with much resentment.

This resentment turned into anger when the Dutch finance minister, Wopke Hoekstra, asked why northern European countr...

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