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Economy & Jobs 16-05-2018

World Economic Forum: Western Balkans’ assets can help it control its destiny

The Western Balkans' very strategic location and entrepreneurial labour force are some of the assets that could help the region take advantage of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and take its destiny in its own hands, Martina Larkin of the World Economic Forum told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
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.
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.
Circular economy 26-01-2018

Circular economy in the limelight in Davos

The first Circularity Gap Report indicates that merely 9% of the world's exploited natural resources are re-used.  EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports
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
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

What Europe’s millennials want in 2018

A future priority for the EU needs to be empowering the younger generation who want to make a difference, writes John Hewko.
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

WEF co-chair: Greed is still the economic engine

In an increasingly fractured world, change will not happen if the current model of corporate greed continues to dominate the future, 2018 World Economic Forum co-chair Sharan Burrow told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
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.
Elections 19-01-2018

Set voting age at 16 to renew EU, says Davos report

The voting age for next year’s European elections should be lowered to 16 as part of a suite of reforms to revitalise the European project.
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.
World Economic Forum 2016: Robot HUBO
Economy & Jobs 28-08-2017

Millennials see robots as job creators rather than a threat

Young people remain optimistic about the impact of robots and artificial intelligence in the work place, as a large majority of them believe that more jobs will be created than will disappear, according to a global poll published on Monday (28 August).
Euro & Finance 02-02-2017

Juncker scolds a dozen Commissioners for flocking to Davos

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker scolded his Commissioners for flocking to the World Economic Forum in Davos at a weekly meeting of the executive’s top brass.
Global Europe 12-01-2017

WEF chief: Globalisation ‘easy scapegoat’ for global angst

The man behind the annual Davos forum that for decades has been singing the praises of global trade insists that globalisation is only one factor in dramatic shifts provoking angst and anger.
11-01-2017

The Brief: UK heals deep divisions between EU member states

People say that the EU is riven with deep divisions but in fact, those splits are healing and a brave new sense of unity is emerging.
Digital 28-01-2016

Brussels to issue sharing economy ‘guidelines’ in March

The European Commission will issue guidelines to member states in early March on how to regulate emerging companies like Uber and Airbnb, which have shaken up the taxi and hotel sector.

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.
Development Policy 03-06-2015

‘African Davos’ looks at continent’s bright economic outlook

Growing optimism over Africa's economic future is set to draw more than 1,250 delegates from governments and international corporations Wednesday to the three-day "African Davos" in Cape Town, the World Economic Forum said.

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.
Global Europe 19-01-2015

Beware Davos predictions, recent experience suggests

As the world's business and political elite ascends the Swiss Alps for an annual bout of crystal-ball gazing this week, history suggests the Davos pundits are likely to get plenty of things wrong.
Beñat Bilbao [World Economic Forum]
Digital 24-04-2014

How can Europe bridge its digital divide?

Europe is slowly emerging from one of the worst financial and economic crises in decades. A new report shows that digitisation efforts by the EU could not only revamp the economy, but could reunite Europe too, writes Beñat Bilbao.

World Bank, MEPs call for climate-oriented EU budget

Governments must rally to make sure the EU's next long-term budget is geared towards curbing climate change, said an envoy from the World Bank and European lawmakers, warning that the globe was on track for a 4°C temperature rise.
Competition 05-09-2012

Switzerland tops economic competitiveness survey

Switzerland has the world's most competitive economy for the fourth year running, according to the World Economic Forum's annual survey published today (5 September). The lowest ranked EU country is Greece at 96th.