In the Swiss Alps on Tuesday, January 22, started the annual international economic forum in Davos. This year, according to organizers, the forum is expected to be around three thousand participants: heads of corporations, bureaucrats, politicians, civil society activists.
The organizers claim the participation in the forum of the 60 heads of state and government. However, the media pay more attention to those who are not in this year in Davos not arrived.
At the last moment the trip to Switzerland was canceled the us leader Donald trump, it became known later, that will not come all of the official American delegation. The White house explained that the “shutdown” and political crisis in the United States.
Domestic problems — the crisis of the “yellow jackets” and the national debate — was prevented from coming to Davos, the French leader of the Emmanuel Macron. Official Paris is the head of economic Department Bruno Le Mayor.
Because of the “Brekzita” did not get to Davos and the Prime Minister of great Britain Teresa may. Chinese leader XI Jinping has considered a trip to Switzerland unnecessary and sent a Deputy.
Moscow, in the context of increasing sanctions, are modest delegation led by economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin.
In Davos there will arrive the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. The main political “star” of the forum this year was only entered into office, the President-nationalist Brazil Air Bolsonaro.
This year the forum opens in the atmosphere of pessimism, the economic observer reported RFI from Davos on the background of the shift to the negative direction of the International monetary Fund regarding the growth rate of the world economy.