Che cos'è il nuovo ordine mondiale? E qual è il ruolo dell'Unione europea al suo interno? Come sta andando l'economia dell'Unione europea e come far sì che continui a crescere e che questa crescita sia inclusiva? Meno di un mese dopo le elezioni per il Parlamento europeo il team di Real Economy è stato al Brussels Economic Forum per quest'episodio speciale in cui andiamo a scoprire la nuova agenda economica per l'Europa - e quindi per noi. Le ineguaglianze, terreno fertile del populismo Un nuovo ordine mondiale e un nuovo tipo di crescita sono stati fra gli argomenti chiave del Brussels Economic Forum di quest'anno. Le recenti elezioni europee hanno visto la più alta affluenza degli ultimi vent'anni, oltre il 50 per cento, in aumento rispetto al 42,6 per cento della consultazione precedente, nel 2014. La prevista ondata di sostegno ai populisti di estrema destra non si è concretizzata, sebbene i populisti abbiano guadagnato terreno in Europa negli … [Read more...] about Una nuova agenda economica per l’Europa
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The Brussels Economic forum is Europe's answer to Davos - it is the flagship economic event of the European Commission that happens annually. This year was the 19th time European policymakers, academics and business leaders gathered to debate the current challenges facing the EU. The main topics this year were: a new global order - whether Europe should be protectionist or be more outward looking, a new social contract for Europe - if a universal basic income is a good idea, and a new kind of growth - whether Europe should pursue a more inclusive form of economic growth. Income inequality One major development in Europe at the moment is the rise of the far-right. Predicted surges in support for populist groups did not materialise in the recent European Parliament elections but they have slowly gained ground over the last decade. Some of the forums attendees pinned this on growing income inequality. Manuel Muniz is the Dean of IE School of Global and Public Affairs: "In my mind the … [Read more...] about What is the new economic agenda for Europe?
The 19th annual Brussels Economic Forum was held on Tuesday. The event brought in over 1,000 participants to discuss economic growth and the role of the EU globally. Euronews' Meabh McMahon spoke with Arancha González, the director of the International Trade Centre and a panellist at the forum. González said the EU's main priority right should be appointing leadership. "The first pressing need is to get EU leadership in place as soon as they can," she said. "Strong leadership, diverse leadership, that can hit the ground running." González also discussed the impact of a No-deal Brexit. "It would look like big chaos, starting with the UK," she said. "Disruption for business. Disruption for investors. Disruption for consumers, each and every one of the UK's citizens. But it would also mean disruption for the rest of the European Union." Watch the live interview above to hear the rest of her thoughts. … [Read more...] about Brussels Economic Forum 2019 looks at EU’s global role
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Mark Landler New York Times January 23, 2019 DAVOS, Switzerland — President Trump is the biggest no-show at this year’s meeting of the World Economic Forum. But Brazil’s new leader, Jair Bolsonaro, a man whose nickname back home is the “Trump of the Tropics,” stepped in to take up the populist mantle Tuesday.Like Trump did when he came to Davos last year, Bolsonaro tried to smooth the edges of the insurgent message that vaulted him into the presidency last fall. He pitched Brazil to the well-heeled audience gathered in this Alpine ski resort as a good place to do business — a country committed to rooting out rampant corruption and rolling back regulations.But Bolsonaro also said Brazil would purge left-wing ideology from its politics and society, and he made no apologies for emphasizing economic growth, something his critics … [Read more...] about Brazil’s Bolsonaro is the face of populism at the Davos Forum
The Promenade is the road that runs through the heart of Davos in Switzerland. Its most prominent building is the Belvedere Hotel, and right across the front of the Belvedere is a banner saying: "Free Trade is Great".It could almost be the slogan for the whole World Economic Forum, a gathering that unashamedly backs globalisation and a more integrated world.But, in fact, the banner was put there by the British Government.For some here, it looks like a curious paradox - the nation that wants to leave the world's biggest trading bloc putting up a giant banner proclaiming its love of free trade.For others, it is, presumably, a sign of how Britain wants to trade with the whole world, not just Europe.In Davos, as everywhere, the future shape of Brexit seems unclear.The International Monetary Fund's latest forecast is based on the assumption that Britain leaves Europe with a well-rounded agreement, but is full of warnings about uncertainty."A no-deal Brexit is one of the major risks to our … [Read more...] about World Economic Forum in Davos is a less starry affair this year