A carrier is a person or other organism that has contracted an infectious disease, but who displays no symptoms. Although unaffected by the disease themselves, carriers can transmit it to others. A number of animal species can act as a vector of human disease. Wikipedia.
Yes, benign European institutions are the carriers across Europe of the disease of recession. With it they infect nations and individuals.
How far is the virus traveling? Far, as exports of one country collapse when the growth of another country collapses. One nation getting sick makes the neighboring country more likely to be infected.
How vastly is the virus spreading? Vastly indeed, if it is starting to bite even the most vaccinated types, like Germany, as preliminary data seem to confirm.
How terrible is the disease? Terrible indeed, as we are witnessing the strength of extreme, close to xenophobic, parties rise, like in France Mme Le Pen or like in the Netherlands, where the Dutch government falls because of far-right politician Geert Wilderspulled pulling out of budget talks.
Recessions bring political extremism, not only economic drama, disrupting the fabric of society, as we had already said once.
They most of all increase distance between people living close to one another, raising social and racial tensions. Europe is about closing distances between people living close to one another. A grandiose project of shared brotherhood. So far internet and Ryan Air have helped. It is time that European politics gives its contribution too. Stop the disease, fight the recession, NOW, with fiscal expansions, before it becomes too late.