Christine Lagarde: How covid-19 will scar Europe | The Economist

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Europe has been widely criticised for its slow response to the covid-19 pandemic. Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank, discusses the long-term damage and whether things might have been different had there been more female leaders.

Chapter titles
00:00 – Covid-19 in Europe
00:52 – How covid-19 worsens inequality
03:35 – Why female leaders have performed better
05:10 – How to have more female leaders
06:38 – Europe’s stimulus & economic recovery
08:29 – Central banks & digital currencies

Further content:

Listen to more of this webinar in an episode of The Economist Asks podcast: https://econ.st/3tUBJ1p

Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date: https://econ.st/3pfUIjq

Find all of our coverage of covid-19: https://econ.st/3aa9Ri1

See our data tracking the coronavirus across Europe: https://econ.st/3p877Gg

How covid-19 threatens Europe’s success at fighting inequality: https://econ.st/3qj092o

Why gender equality in Europe is still a long way off: https://econ.st/2OoagoA

See our most recent glass ceiling index: https://econ.st/3d7J33J

Covid-19 school closures are widening Europe’s class divisions: https://econ.st/2MQW3QV

Why Europe has fallen behind on covid-19 vaccination: https://econ.st/375snWM

Europe’s delays in covid-19 vaccine delivery are causing tempers to flare: https://econ.st/3abvrmq

Introducing The Jab—a new podcast about the world’s vaccination roll-out: https://econ.st/2NmmeOY

How Europe is dodging responsibility for its vaccine fiasco: https://econ.st/3tZLbRt

Will covid-19 vaccines work against new variants of the virus? https://econ.st/2ZcLsC5

There will be enough vaccines for all—but only if rich countries share: https://econ.st/3tRChFq

Germany’s economic prospects for this year have darkened: https://econ.st/3aeLW1a

Read about Covid-19 and repression in Turkey: https://econ.st/3qetpaN

How the lockdown has helped Greece to digitise: https://econ.st/2MRo8aM

Will central-bank digital currencies break the banking system? https://econ.st/3tTzHP6

Why European banks need new chiefs: https://econ.st/2Z7zZUB”

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