COVID-19 & the EU – E02 – Agoritsa Baka

Agoritsa Baka

In this episode I caught up with Agoritsa Baka, Senior Expert from the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. We talk soaring rates in Europe, the origins of COVID-19 and the threat of more pandemics, potential vaccines, and what it’s like living in Sweden, where Agoritsa resides, very much the outlier of Europe in terms of its response to the virus.

About this podcast

In this six part series we look at how the EU is responding to the Covid-19 pandemic and to the future for EU citizens living with Covid-19. We’ll look at the present and future of Europe in the Covid context, with ongoing travel restrictions we’ll look at the European citizenship concept and how efforts to promote mobility across member states is affected.

The music on this podcast is a track called Clear Progress by Scott Holmes, the music appears here under a Creative Commons Licence. Visit

COVID-19 and the EU is produced and presented by Paul Loughran for NearCast with the support of the Communicating Europe initiative.