As the third day of the Annual Meeting wraps up, catch up on some of the top video highlights.
Russia wants a united and strong Europe
That was the message from Igor Shuvalov, Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister in a session on his country’s role in the world.
“Russia has never been interested in discord between European countries. We’re keen on Europe remaining united and strong.”
But the EU can only be as strong as its members allow
“What happens in the EU happens on the basis of a treaty that was ratified by all 28 member states,” Martin Schulz, the president of the European Parliament said in response to critics.
And its future is still uncertain
Over half a year after the UK voted to leave the European Union, British Prime Minister addressed leaders to outline her vision for a future outside of the bloc.
Why India scrapped its two biggest bank notes
Two words: corruption and taxes. As this article on Agenda explains, only 2% of Indians pay income tax.
“Can a country, which is aspiring to grow … and which has a bulk of its population that still needs a lot of entitlements to be provided to them, can we survive if the tax to GDP ratio continues,” asked Indian politician Nirmala Sitharaman.
The world’s biggest retailer announces a new partnership
“Alibaba should focus on happiness and health,” the company’s founder Jack Ma said when announcing a new digital partnership with the International Olympic Committee.