This bumper version of Davos Confidential features a debate on the demise of globalization, the prospects of extra nations becoming a member of the European Union and an insider’s tackle the function of girls on the World Economic Forum.
POLITICO’s Sarah Wheaton, Jamil Anderlini, Ryan Heath and Suzanne Lynch debate a problem they and others have been grappling with all week: is globalization lifeless? Historian and professor Adam Tooze additionally shares his ideas on the topic.
Roberta Metsola, president of the European Parliament, speaks to Suzanne in regards to the EU’s function on the worldwide stage, Russian sanctions and the prospects of Ukraine becoming a member of the bloc. Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița additionally desires her nation of Moldova to hitch the EU and shares her ideas on the problem. Meanwhile, Ireland’s Taoiseach Micheál Martin says he’s open to altering the EU treaties to doubtlessly pave the way in which for different nations to hitch with out going through a number of the present hurdles.
Journalist Anya Schiffrin, a professor at Colombia University in New York and a long-time attendee of the WEF, shares her views on the function of girls in Davos and the way that’s modified over time.
And Swiss Federal Chancellor Walter Thurnherr has some eye-opening observations about this yr’s WEF.