About: Davos 2018

Future EU 08-02-2018

Matthieu Ricard: Europeans must rediscover trust

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, French Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard warned against taking the European Union for granted as it is an "immense factor of peace".
EU Priorities 2020 31-01-2018

World Economic Forum: Full coverage from Davos

Between 23 and 26 January, the Swiss mountain village of Davos hosted the 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. The programme, initiatives and projects of this year's meeting focused on the theme Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World. EURACTIV's editor-in-chief Daniela Vincenti and business editor Jorge Valero reported extensively from Davos.
Digital 30-01-2018

Moscovici: ‘The credibility of the EU tax haven black list is at stake’

The EU Commissioner for Economic Affairs Pierre Moscovici is determined to table a digital tax proposal at EU level, despite warnings from the OECD. In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, he also warns EU countries for failing to publish the commitments made by tax havens to exit the EU’s ‘black list’.
Future EU 29-01-2018

Davos wrap-up: A sense of optimism on Europe and the global economy

Optimism about the future of Europe and the outlook of the global system became dominant during the World Economic Forum that concluded last week, despite doubts about the integration process of the bloc and risks affecting the world economy remain.
Digital 29-01-2018

OECD’s Gurría: ‘Don’t jump the gun’ on digital tax

The OECD will unveil in April its first conclusions on how to tax internet companies. In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, its secretary general Ángel Gurría expressed concern about the fragmentation of the EU's response, expected in March.
Global Europe 26-01-2018

‘Boring’ Trump delivers America’s sales pitch in Davos

In front of a full room of corporate and political leaders, gathered in Davos on Friday (24 January), US President Donald Trump said he was there to deliver a simple message: America is open for business and we are competitive once again.
Enlargement 26-01-2018

Albania PM: We expect green light to open EU talks this year

Albania has done most of its homework on judiciary, crime and corruption and expects a "straightforward recommendation" to open EU accession talks this year, its prime minister told EURACTIV.com on Friday (26 January).
Climate change 26-01-2018

Climate change lauded as ‘opportunity’ in Davos

Businesses should seize a $6 trillion opportunity to invest in tackling climate change over the next two decades, the head of an Indian multinational said at Davos on Thursday (25 January).
Future EU 26-01-2018

Inspired by Europe’s comeback, EU leaders promise to ‘deliver’

The World Economic Forum missed European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday (24 January), but presidents, prime ministers, and ministers from all EU countries were there to send the message that Europe is back.
Future EU 26-01-2018

Dastis: ‘Not all our bold ideas for eurozone reform will be fulfilled’

Spain's Foreign Affairs Minister Alfonso Dastis had to deal with a diplomatic crisis with Venezuela in the midst of an exclusive interview with EURACTIV in the margin of the World Economic Forum, where he said that concrete steps forward in the eurozone should be made by June.  
Future EU 25-01-2018

Lithuania president: Europe is back but migration, security challenges remain

Europe is back - its economy is growing and political stability is improving, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė told EURACTIV.com. But Europe now needs to work to preserve its set of shared values and resolve the major challenges of migration and security, she warned
Brexit 25-01-2018

Ex-UK PM Cameron: Brexit not going as badly as we thought

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron, whose failure to persuade British voters to stay in the EU led to his exit from office, was caught on camera saying Brexit was not going as badly as he had believed it would. The EU also confirmed the UK would lose an important space agency after leaving.
Global Europe 24-01-2018

Merkel, Macron, Gentiloni take the high ground to reshape globalisation

German, French and Italian leaders speaking in Davos have taken the high ground on Wednesday (24 January) to blast past business practices, which have prompted the resurgence of populism and protectionism, and said they were ready to reshape globalisation and correct the mistakes of the past.
Future EU 24-01-2018

Italian, Greek PMs rebuke Europe à la carte on migration

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni told business leaders in Davos on Wednesday (24 January) that migration cannot be solved by countries alone, it needs a concerted action, but also public-private investments.
Agrifood 24-01-2018

Juncker cancels trip to Davos due to stomach flu

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker cancelled on Wednesday (24 January) his highly anticipated appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland) due to stomach flu, EU sources confirmed to EURACTIV.
Economy & Jobs 24-01-2018

PwC boss: Businesses ‘sceptical’ about Merkel-Macron EU reform push

Europe will be high on the agenda of the World Economic Forum on Wednesday (24 January), as French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel take the stage in Davos. But there is “a lot of scepticism” about what the two leaders can do to push forward EU integration, PwC’s chief Bob Moritz told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Future EU 24-01-2018

Davos waiting to hear ‘the EU is back’

As the EU embarks on a difficult year to trace the future course of its existence, the world is growing increasingly anxious at how Brussels and the 27-country bloc will reinvent itself to fully take its leading role in the global order.
Global Europe 23-01-2018

Indian PM launches charm offensive in Davos

After last year’s push from China to champion itself as the saviour of globalisation and lure international investors, this year it was the turn of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to slam protectionism and showcase a 'new India' to global chief executives gathered in Davos.
Development Policy 23-01-2018

UNHCR chief: EU won’t solve migration crisis without restoring solidarity

Europe is losing the sense of shared solidarity, said the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees, lodging an attack on EU leaders for failing to agree on a proper strategy to deal with the migration crisis.
Economy & Jobs 23-01-2018

IMF warns of ‘harder’ crisis as bullish CEOs come to Davos

The global economy is growing faster than expected, fuelling CEO optimism as they arrive this week at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.
Economy & Jobs 22-01-2018

EU countries best in class for inclusiveness and talent competitiveness

If you thought the EU was incapable of being inclusive or attracting and producing talents, you’d better think twice, business leaders gathered in Davos heard on Monday (22 January), hours before the start of the World Economic Forum.
Economy & Jobs 22-01-2018

Davos 2018 debates ‘shared future in a fractured world’

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Between 23 and 26 January, the Swiss mountain village of Davos hosts the 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. The programme, initiatives and projects of this year’s meeting are focused on the theme Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.
Economy & Jobs 22-01-2018

The Brief – Money on our minds

Does money influence the way we think and act, even unconsciously? Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman believes so and few places on Earth contain more reminders of money and power than the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
Politics 19-01-2018

The Brief – Prepare for the rumble in the Davos jungle

Despite the soothing presence of Elton John and Cate Blanchett, love, peace and goodwill to all is unlikely to break out at the Davos World Economic Forum next week. Not when Donald Trump is in town.