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The Stars are missing, who's still coming to the WEF

The Meeting of the world economic forum (WEF) could be determined this year, more of content than of individual personalities. After the cancellation of US President Donald Trump and the President of France, Emmanuel Macron have announced for Davos, at first glance, no attention-grabbing "Stars".

It was time for a new approach to find the globalization is the inclusive, said WEF founder Klaus Schwab on Tuesday in front of the media at the headquarters in Cologny GE. "We also need to look after the losers." He spoke of a "Remo realizations" of globalization. In Davos in this year, especially Disadvantaged and young people.

the international platform is to improve the state of the world. "We have no sustainable visions," lamented the 80-year-old Schwab. The aim of the WEF is to provide long-term solutions and to think not just to the next election or the next publication of the financial figures.

No Trump 2.0 at WEF

From the Swiss government to be President of the Confederation and Finance Minister Ueli Maurer, as well as interior Minister Alain Berset, Minister of economy, Guy Parmelin and the foreign Minister, Ignazio Cassis on the 49. WEF to participate. Also, SNB President Thomas Jordan has announced his appearance. From the neighbouring countries, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian are expected to be Short.

on Tuesday published the list of participants nobody in the U.S. government. Shortly before the end of the media conference, WEF President Børge Brende announced, however, that the US Minister of Finance, Steven Mnuchin, US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, trade Minister, Wilbur Ross, and trade will come to representative Robert Lighthizer. He had just received the confirmation. On the list of former US Vice President Al Gore and former Minister of foreign Affairs John Kerry.

Both U.S. President Donald Trump, as well as the French President, Emmanuel Macron, Highlights of the forum in the previous year, had canceled last week, to participate. Trump reasoned this with the budget dispute with the opposition Democrats. Macron is indicated as the reason of the protests of the "yellow vests". In the past year, the visit of the US President was the number one issue.

number two from China

Among the famous guests of this year's forum, the Head of the International monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, and UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres.

Also, China is the number two. The Chinese state and party chief Xi Jinping will not appear in this year. Two years ago, he held in Davos, a much-acclaimed speech in favour of free world trade. Instead, Vice-President Wang Qishan.

From Japan accompanied Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of some of the Cabinet members. From Russia's economic and energy Minister, are expected. Hopes of a possible participation of the President Vladimir Putin, were thus disappointed. Big Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro was announced meanwhile.

in Total, more-than-expected 3,000 participants, including more than 1,700 decision-makers from the private sector. Women are 22 percent, as always, in the minority.

this year, the Meeting that from 21. to 25. January in Davos takes place under the Motto "globalization 4.0: The forms of a global architecture in the age of the fourth industrial Revolution" (Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution). (nag/sda)

Created: 15.01.2019, 16:55 PM

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