In the report „Human Security in Central Europe“, NOUS Member Krassen Stanchev, Marcin Zaborowski, Spasimir Domaradzki, and Kerry Longhurst explore the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in Central European countries. In his chapter „Health Security and Economic Security“, Krassen Stanchev elaborates further on the relationship between these two concepts.

„[…] The report findings suggest that the region’s economies and healthcare have fared – so far (early June 2020) – better under the epidemic conditions than the rest of the EU. However, the prevalence of largely socially conservative attitudes in the region had their impact on the rise of domestic violence under the lockdown conditions. The weakness of the rule of law in Central Europe contributed to the spike in the levels of corruption. […]“

The full report is available here.