World Economic Forum

Enlargement 08-11-2019

A new momentum for progress in the Western Balkans

The EU decided last month not to open membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia just yet and a  broader discussion on the future of the EU is ongoing. But there is positive economic momentum in the Western Balkans, with more foreign investment coming in, and it needs to be maintained, write Borge Brende and Martina Larkin.
Economy & Jobs 19-01-2018

Europe is recovering but needs to confront lingering dangers to its unity

Europe is on the road to recovery which means now is the time for it to take the lead on a global scale and tackle the concerns and needs of its citizens, write Martina Larkin and Eckart Windhagen.

Once in a lifetime chance for green growth and travel

The travel and tourism sector is a major contributor to GDP development. However, the impact of the industry in terms of carbon, resource utilisation and “people congestion” have not been effectively measured, writes Professor Geoffrey Lipman.

Unprofitable but not unthinkable: our de-globalised future

From Ukraine to Syria to the South China Sea, the world is experiencing a spike in geopolitical crises. Yet the business community is, it seems, still largely confident that today’s geopolitical crises will remain relatively marginal and mostly isolated. Is this view correct or could investors be missing the unfolding of a de-globalised world?, asks Kristel Van der Elst.

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