Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, gives his thoughts from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland:
What's going to be the European message coming out of and going to the meeting in Davos?
I think is going to be focused on the Green Challenge, the transition to a more sustainable world that is a necessity as we look ahead. And the leadership role that Europe is taking and is even more determined to take by its own actions and by global diplomacy in the years ahead.
The second question: Greece has a new president. Who is she?
Well, first, Greece is on the move again, and that's good news after the years of crisis under the new government now of Prime Minister Mitsotakis. And he has decided to appoint a woman. That's a novelty for Greece. And not a representative of his own political party, but rather a high judge, more associated, if anything, with the left. And that is a sign of him sort of reaching out to be a government for all of the Greeks, not only for one particular party. That's sort of a novelty when it comes to the political tradition in Greece and as such another very good signal for the country.