Ghazi Ben Ahmed
Mediterranean Development Initiative

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) comes at a time of great instability in the North African region, compounded by a pandemic with severe economic and social impacts.

Alberto Palacios & Jordi Selfa

In 2020, transport in the western Mediterranean was undeniably impacted by the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jordi Selfa Clemente

This article aims to reveal the significance of the year 2020 in quantitative terms and, consequently, the impact of the health crisis on trade flows between the two shores of the GTMO 5+5.

Anwar Zibaoui
General Coordinator of ASCAME

The coronavirus outbreak is redefining how we stay connected. And with a fifth of the planet already isolated, it is imperative to keep the flow of goods so that critical supplies can get where they are needed.

Oumnia Boutaleb
Policy Center for the New South (PCNS)

The current health crisis has redefined world geopolitics. The large transport networks must readapt and adjust to the geopolitical evolutions and the new world dynamics.

Dr Jérôme Verny
NEOMA Business School, Paris, France

At a global scale, the COVID-19 pandemic has created disruptions to all logistical chains. Digitalisation is key to better risk management for more resilient supply chains.

Eduard Rodés
Escola Europea – Intermodal Transport

Sustainability has become one of the critical factors in shaping the policies of all countries and the COVID-19 has further strengthened the need to carry out this sustainability revolution.

Michaël Tanchum
AIES, Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy

COVID-19 has reshuffled the deck in the strategic struggle to establish trade transport corridors from Europe to Africa via the Mediterranean basin, where the EU must formulate a coherent and effective policy to take advantage of its location.

Marco Ricceri

The G20-2020 summit confirmed collaboration between states as the only way forward to tackle the effects of the global pandemic crisis, “to overcome the current challenges and realize opportunities of the 21st century”.

Giorgia Giovannetti and Arianna Vivoli
University of Florence, Italy

Some debates have emerged about the responsability of globalisation on transmitting the COVID-19 shock to global value chains and about de-globalization or slow-balization processes.