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Economy & Jobs 28-01-2019

Davos wrap-up: Watch out for a self-inflicted recession

Decision-makers and business leaders attending Davos forum last week warned of the risk of triggering self-inflicted recession if the growing pessimistic due to the economic slowdown or political instability persist.
Economy & Jobs 28-01-2019

Carbon pricing and digital tax find traction in Davos 

Business leaders and decision makers agreed during last week's World Economic Forum in Davos that new taxes, including carbon pricing or a digital levy, would not only achieve a fairer economic model but would also help to fight climate change and deal with the ageing population.
EU-China 25-01-2019

Soros urges Trump to maintain pressure on China’s Xi

Investor and philanthropist George Soros said late on Thursday (24 January) that US President Donald Trump should focus on tackling China, whose President Xi Jinping is “the most dangerous enemy”, and recommended a “crack down” on its tech giants  ZTE and Huawei.
Global Europe 24-01-2019

EU reluctant to recognise self-proclaimed Venezuela president, calls for elections

Amid growing pressure by Latin American presidents to recognise the self-proclaimed president of Venezuela, opposition leader Juan Guaidó, the EU is reluctant to follow the steps of the US and instead called on Thursday (24 January) for "free and fair elections”.
Brexit 23-01-2019

OECD’s Gurria: ‘If you need time for a better Brexit deal, give it enough time’

The secretary general of the OECD, Ángel Gurría, believes that extending Brexit talks until July could be feasible in order to ensure an agreement is sealed. Speaking to EURACTIV.com in an exclusive interview in Davos, the Mexican diplomat and economist expressed his concerns about the paralysis spreading in many countries in Europe.
EU-China 22-01-2019

Business leaders dispel doubts about China despite slowdown

China’s lowest growth in three decades was very present in the opening of the Davos forum on Tuesday (22 January), but experts and business leaders were confident about the future of its economy despite its high indebtedness.
Economy & Jobs 22-01-2019

PwC chief: ‘I do think that tensions between US and China will continue’

Pessimism is growing among CEOs, noted the latest global survey published on Monday by PwC, a consultancy firm. In an interview with EURACTIV.com, the global chairman of PwC, Bob Moritz, recommended companies and governments to focus on execution in order to truly turn risks into opportunities.

Europe urged to bolster defences against climate, cyber risks

Nations across the globe should step up preparations against global risks such as climate change and cyber attacks, EU officials say, as these areas remain the most pressing for global experts surveyed ahead of this year's World Economic Forum (WEF) taking place in Davos next week.
Economy & Jobs 17-01-2019

World risks sleepwalking into next crisis, Davos report warns

Global risks are intensifying but the will to tackle them collectively is eroding, as forces across the planet call for “taking back control”, the World Economic Forum warned in its latest report published on Wednesday (16 January).
G20 16-01-2019

Davos forum opens debate to rethink multilateralism

The World Economic Forum will discuss new models of cooperation in Davos next week amid growing pressure from politicians and people who question the benefits of globalisation.
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.
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Digital 22-03-2017

EIB, WEF tell EU to embed social inclusion in economic policy

At a time of rising inequality across Europe, the European Investment Bank and the World Economic Forum have jointly sounded the alarm bell and called for social inclusion to become an organic part of EU economic policy.

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).

WEF report: world not ready for increasing global risks

Governments and corporations do not have the right mechanisms in place to deal with increasing global risks such as climate change, according to a new report prepared for the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos.
Digital 10-12-2003

US topples Finland as world n°1 in technology readiness report

The third report on 'ICT readiness' published on 9 November by the World Economic Forum says the US tops the index measuring an economy's preparedness to benefit from ICT developments.

Finland named world’s best in networked readiness

Finland has overtaken the United States for the number one slot in the 2003 Networked Readiness Index, which was released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on 19 February.
Security 24-01-2003

World and business leaders at Davos worried about Iraq war, global economy

The 2003 World Economic Forum meeting in Davos kicked off on 23 January, with the participants expressing their worries about the threat of a war against Iraq.

World Economic Forum wants to rebuild trust in institutions

Finding an answer on how to rebuild the public's trust in political institutions and business companies is the main challenge of the 2003 World Economic Forum meeting in Davos.

Powerful international organisations need to be more accountable

In a comparative report on accountability, published in January 2003, a British think tank finds that IGOs and TNCs suffer from minority control by member states and investors, respectively. The study also concludes that NGOs provide less online information about their activities than IGOs and TNCs, and only very few of them publish an annual report with financial information.
Development Policy 01-02-2002

Globalisation fora in New York and Porto Alegre

Two major globalisation meeting are taking place simultaneously in New York, and Proto Alegre, Brazil. In reaction to the Davos World Economic Forum in New York, where the economic elite is meeting, the World Social Forum opened on Thursday 31 February 2002 in Porto Alegre.
Enlargement 03-07-2001

Yugoslavia wants to join the EU

Serbian Prime Minister Djindjic says Yugoslavia should become EU member within ten years
Future EU 02-07-2001

Protests at Salzburg economic summit

Violent protests on first day of WEF economic summit in Salzburg fail to impact upon proceedings
29-01-2001

Worldwide parliamentary network created at WSF

Parliamentarians meeting in Porto Alegre create worldwide network to promote civil society's role in globalisation debate
24-01-2001

Davos 2001 emphasises inclusiveness

World Economic Forum to discuss sustaining global economic growth whilst bridging social and economic divisions

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