Express UK: Talk of the EU splitting up has grown since the UK left the Union last year, with several member states lined up as potential nations to emulate Brexit. This year post-Brexit Britain’s swift COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been compared to the sluggish distribution of jabs in the EU. The pandemic has further exposed Brussels’ bureaucracy, as well as the fault lines that exist between some member states.
Politicians in EU nations such as Germany have used the chaos of the pandemic to make the case for their own countries exiting the Union.
However, even before the virus spread across Europe and the world, talk about the imminent break-up of the EU was rife.