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Davos 2012: The Great Transformation

After three year-long efforts to overcome the 2008 crisis, analysts and politicians have come to the conclusion that the crisis is not an ordinary crisis - it is a crisis of the system. This is the reason why for months now around the world various discussions are taking place on whether capitalism is to blame, is it an exhausted system; is democracy, the way we have known it, capable of protecting us from going back in the social changes that we are going through under the pressure of economic problems. All these questions are being asked and answers are being sought in an environment of political transformations in key regions of the world. This is why the theme of this year's World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss ski resort of Davos is more than challenging: The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models. It reflects the need of a deep overhaul.

According to WEF founder Klaus Schwab, capitalism, in its current form, no longer fits the world around us. "We have failed to learn the lessons from the financial crisis of 2009. A global transformation is urgently needed and it must start with reinstating a global sense of social responsibility". The 2012 forum will be opened by one of the leading participants in the transformation - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is carrying the burden of saving the eurozone - a union, the very existence of which is directly related to global stability. In Switzerland this year will come the heads of state or government of over 40 countries, among which South Africa, Mexico, Pakistan, Denmark, Poland, Ukraine, Britain.

Among the expected speakers will be American Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, IMF chief Ms Christine Lagarde, of the World Bank Mr Robert B. Zoellick, the secretary general of the Arab League. As in 2011 and 2010 euinside will make you part of the most interesting statements and the most interesting ideas.

31 January 2012 09:53 Is the Fiscal Compact the Big Bazooka?

"Firewall - what is the condition - bigger firewall to a de facto or maybe a jural fiscal union. The problem is that the big bazooka had to be there and is not there yet. Trust continues to be destroyed because of this asymmetry of considerations". These are words of Mr Angel Gurria, secretary g ...

29 January 2012 10:51 David Cameron: Europe Needs the British Boldness

Britain has undertaken bold steps to get its economy back on track. Europe should follow suit, British Prime Minister David Cameron said with unconcealed self-confidence at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The pathos of his speech was aimed to show that London did not fee ...

29 January 2012 16:07 Merkel in Davos: Do We Dare More Europe?

Europe must be a political union, where the European Commission looks more like a government, the European Parliament is stronger and the Council (where member states' leaders are presented) is a kind of its second chamber, and the EU Court of Justice is the supreme court with powers to supervis ...

 
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Adelina Marini
A eurosceptic has won the presidential elections in #Poland - Andrzej Duda from the Law and Justice party. According to preliminary results, he received 52% of the votes against 48% for the incumbent Bronisław Komorowski from Donald Tusk's Civil Platform. Although the president in Poland does not set the tone in foreign policy, Poland is expected to make a turn which could be sharper after the parliamentary elections toward euroscepticism, deepening of relations with UK, Central Europe and US. Ignacy Niemczycki, senior analyst for European affairs for Polityka, believes that Andrzej Duda will have a tougher rhetoric toward Russia. He underscored many times during the campaign the need of permanent presence of NATO forces in Poland. Warsaw's current course has been toward improvement of relations with Germany and toward getting closer with Berlin. This is expected to change, according to the Polish analyst
25 May 2015 09:47
Adelina Marini
The European Commission will present to the European Parliament its #migration agenda. On behalf of the Commission the agenda will be presented by first VP Frans Timmermans and Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos. Stay tuned for live updates or watch the debate live here euinsi.de/VgUp
20 May 2015 09:03
Adelina Marini #migration Laura Ferrara (EFDD, Italy): Several countries already rejected solidarity. How are you going to deal with this problem? This is a failure of the principles the EU is founded on
20 May 2015 10:21
Adelina Marini
Victor #Orban is in the European Parliament at the moment for a debate on the situation in #Hungary. You can watch the debate live here or stay tuned for live updates euinsi.de/Bajn
19 May 2015 17:18
Adelina Marini #Hungary #Timmermans: My plee to Hungarian government is don't make a caricature of the plans of the Commission because we're on the same page about fighting migration
19 May 2015 19:12
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