About: Davos 2016

Spain improves its competitiveness despite political deadlock

Despite having an acting government for nearly a year, Spain is the only Southern Europan member state to have increased its competitiveness compared to 2015, the World Economic Forum said on Wednesday (27 September).
Agrifood 10-02-2016

Paris ups anti-Brussels rhetoric over farming row

France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls challenged Europe over the agricultural crisis on Monday (8 February), as farmers stepped up their protests against low meat prices. EURACTIV France reports.

Davos wrap-up: Instability becomes the ‘new normal’

The 2016 World Economic Forum, which concluded on Saturday (23 January), looked at a 21st century economy led by robots and artificial intelligence, against the backdrop of a more unstable and unequal world. 

Commission mulls ‘Juncker Plan’ for the EU’s southern neighbours

EXCLUSIVE / The European Commission is considering a ‘Juncker Plan’ to support the Southern Mediterranean region, in order to cut the high number of refugees arriving in Europe, the First Vice-President Frans Timmermans told EURACTIV.
Euro & Finance 22-01-2016

Moscovici: Europe is less vulnerable than other regions to China slowdown

EXCLUSIVE / The European recovery remains on track, despite turbulence in China, according to EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici. But he also warned against complacency.
Digital 21-01-2016

Bank chief: The end of cash could happen within a decade

Cash could become history within a decade, thanks to new financial instruments, including virtual currencies, some of the world's leading bankers said during the World Economic Forum on Wednesday (20 January).
World Economic Forum 2016: Robot HUBO
Digital 20-01-2016

Davos pitches ‘tech revolution’ in the face of mounting pessimism

The annual Davos meeting, which opens today (20 January) in the Swiss Alps, will look into whether the forthcoming technological revolution can bring renewed prosperity in times of overwhelming challenge and mounting gloom.
Digital 18-01-2016

Why Industry 4.0 is not just about industry

This year’s summit in Davos is meant to raise awareness of the opportunities of Industry 4.0 for everyone – not only in Europe, but worldwide, writes Thilo Brodtmann.

Global elites descend on Swiss Alps amid rising inequality

Politicians and business leaders gathering in the Swiss Alps this week face an increasingly divided world, with the poor falling further behind the super-rich, and political fissures in the United States, Europe and the Middle East running deeper than at any time in decades.

Davos report warns of EU disintegration

The loss of state control, the fragility of EU institutions, and the rise of populism could bring about a disintegration process in Schengen, the eurozone or "even the Single Market", according to the World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report 2016.
Tesla Autobots
Digital 12-01-2016

EU mulls new rules for era of ‘intelligent’ factories, robots

The European Commission wants to usher in the era of artificial intelligence and robotisation in factories with a “digitising industry” strategy due in April.