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After thirteen “analogue” events, Debates on Europe is due to the Covid-19 pandemic moving into the digital sphere. Under the title Debates Digital: Text & Talks, we have published a series of essays by some of the outstanding writers, scholars and public intellectuals who are part of the Debates on Europe network. For more information on previous events, see Past Debates.

NEW TEXT - Croatia: The Virus, the Earthquake and the Bio-Economy of Tourism by Slavenka Drakulić

In Croatia, an allegedly independent group of experts have pulled the strings in the handling of the coronavirus pandemic. But this crisis management has in fact been deeply political, writes journalist and novelist Slavenka Drakulić. Dependent on tourism, EU’s youngest member state plays a risky game where political power and economy stand against the lives of the most vulnerable. In the end the future of democracy could be at stake.