Unprepared health systems and inadequate social security systems: the Corona crisis mercilessly exposes the weak points in numerous European countries. But the pandemic also shows how politicians are exploiting the crisis in their favor. Meanwhile, in Brussels they are working feverishly to ensure that the EU does not drift further apart. The Council, the Commission and the Parliament are struggling to achieve uniform resolutions.
“Cracks through Europe” shows an EU that tries with the utmost effort to preserve its unity and yet threatens to break due to its weaknesses.
Director: Michael Richter
Editorial team: Kathrin Bronnert
Producer: Nadja Frenz
Production company: VINCENT PRODUCTIONS for NDR / Arte