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Merkel rifiuta per la seconda volta l’invito al Wef di Davos.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-01-03.

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«The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the international organization for public-private cooperation.» [World Economic Forum]

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«The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.

The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

It was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests. The Forum strives in all its efforts to demonstrate entrepreneurship in the global public interest while upholding the highest standards of governance. Moral and intellectual integrity is at the heart of everything it does.

Our activities are shaped by a unique institutional culture founded on the stakeholder theory, which asserts that an organization is accountable to all parts of society. The institution carefully blends and balances the best of many kinds of organizations, from both the public and private sectors, international organizations and academic institutions.

We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.» [World Economic Forum]

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«In January 2015, the World Economic Forum was recognized through the signature of a Headquarter Agreement with the Federal Council of Switzerland as the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.

The Forum strives to model world-class corporate governance, where values are as important as rules. Legitimacy, accountability, transparency and concerted action are the guiding principles of the Forum.

Our Leadership.

The Forum is guided by a Board of Trustees, exceptional individuals who act as guardians of its mission and values, and oversee the Forum’s work in promoting true global citizenship.

The Board of Trustees comprises outstanding leaders from business, politics, academia and civil society. In their work on the Board, members do not represent any personal or professional interests. To reflect the Board’s multistakeholder status, its membership is divided equally between representatives of the business community and leaders from international organizations and civil society.

The Managing Board acts as the executive body of the World Economic Forum. It ensures that activities fulfill the mission of the Forum and acts as its representative to outside parties.

The Managing Board has a collective executive responsibility for the Forum and reports to the Board of Trustees.» [World Economic Forum]

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Il World Economic Forum è una organizzazione che riunisce i migliori e più rappresentativi nomi della dirigenza politica ed economica del mondo occidentale.

Basta una occhiata alla lista degli invitati ai meeting per rendersi conto di quanto esso sia elitario, ma forse ancor più rappresentativo è il suo Board of Trustees.

Per dare una idea degli orientamenti politici ed economici basterebbe riportare nomi e curricula di due suoi membri.

Al Gore.

«1977-85, served in the United States House of Representatives; 1985-93, served in the United States Senate; 1993-2001, served as Vice-President of United States. Founder and Chairman, The Climate Reality Project, a non-profit organization committed to solving the climate crisis. Senior Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Member of the Board of Directors, Apple. Co-Founder and Chairman, Generation Investment Management. ….. Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2007).»

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Luis Alberto Moreno.

«1975, degree in Business Administration and Economics, Florida Atlantic University; 1977, MBA, Thunderbird University; 1990-91, Neiman Fellowship, Harvard University. Formerly: journalist; public and private sector career, Colombia; Ambassador of Colombia to the US for seven years. October 2005, assumed the presidency of the Inter-American Development Bank; July 2010, re-elected to a five-year term. Foundation Board Member, World Economic Forum. Recipient of decorations and distinctions awarded by the Colombian state and the country’s private sector, including: Orden de Boyacá en el Grado de Gran Cruz, the highest distinction given by the Colombian state.»

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«For the second year running, German Chancellor Angela Merkel won’t be among the political figureheads and global business CEOs attending this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos»

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«A spokesman for Merkel said: “It’s true that a Davos trip was being considered, but we never confirmed it, so this is not a cancellation.”»

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«The chancellor’s office cited a scheduling conflict as reason for Merkel’s non-attendance, although it declined to provide more detail»

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«German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen (both from Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party) are expected to attend»

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«Merkel’s absence marks the first time she will miss the Davos summit for two consecutive years, and may come as a significant blow to organizers. This year’s conference will take place under the banner “Responsive and Responsible Leadership,” and talk will likely be dominated by public resentment toward the political establishment and globalization. Amid widespread populist revolt, Merkel is widely regarded as a principled leader who would fit the themes of the summit.

Merkel’s decision to ditch this year’s WEF reflects other leaders’ reluctance to attend the conference, which every year is staged at a luxurious ski resort and has become synonymous with the global elite.»

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«With Merkel absent, Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to be the star attraction of Davos 2017»

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Mr Trump non sarà presente, essendo impegnato nella cerimonia di insediamento alla Casa Bianca. Ma sarebbe discutibile che avrebbe presenziato al meeting anche se fosse stato libero.

Sussistono molti problemi.

Forse, il principale consiste nel fatto che gli umori dei Cittadini e degli Elettori occidentali sono cambiati molto velocemente ed in modo radicale. Le persone incardinate nel World Economic Forum esprimono al momento il Gotha dell’ideologia liberals e socialista occidentale, come Mr Al Gore.

Le formazioni politiche alle quali essi fanno capo o sono ancora legalmente al governo ma senza più base elettorale, oppure sono già state detronizzate, come è successo ai liberals democratici negli Stati Uniti.

Non solo.

È l’ideologia stessa dei liberals negli Stati Uniti e dei socialisti in Europa ad essere messa in discussione e rigettata a livello dell’Elettore medio occidentale. Fatto questo che relegherebbe il World Economic Forum nel mondo passato, non in quello futuro.

Quindi, chi può adducendo un ragionevole motivo, declina l’invito.

Non dovrebbe però servire un particolare acume per comprender che senza la presenza americana e tedesca il World Economic Forum ne esce totalmente ridimensionato e, verosimilmente, in via di chiusura.


Deutsche Welle. 2017-01-03. Merkel declines Davos invite for second year

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be steering clear of the World Economic Forum at Davos later this month. The summit coincides with Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, which is expected to dominate discussion.

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For the second year running, German Chancellor Angela Merkel won’t be among the political figureheads and global business CEOs attending this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.

“We regret the decision but the German federal government will, as in the past, be represented by a high-level delegation,” WEF organizers said Monday.

A spokesman for Merkel said: “It’s true that a Davos trip was being considered, but we never confirmed it, so this is not a cancellation.”

The chancellor’s office cited a scheduling conflict as reason for Merkel’s non-attendance, although it declined to provide more detail. Merkel’s office also did not comment on whether her decision was linked with last month’s attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people.

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen (both from Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party) are expected to attend.

Merkel’s absence marks the first time she will miss the Davos summit for two consecutive years, and may come as a significant blow to organizers. This year’s conference will take place under the banner “Responsive and Responsible Leadership,” and talk will likely be dominated by public resentment toward the political establishment and globalization. Amid widespread populist revolt, Merkel is widely regarded as a principled leader who would fit the themes of the summit.

Merkel’s decision to ditch this year’s WEF reflects other leaders’ reluctance to attend the conference, which every year is staged at a luxurious ski resort and has become synonymous with the global elite.

French President Francois Hollande, who announced last month that he will not be seeking a second term as president, has also declined the invitation.

European leaders scheduled to attend include Mark Rutte of the Netherlands and Ireland’s Enda Kenny. British Prime Minister Theresa May might also attend amid the country’s preparations to withdraw from the European Union.

Leaders gather amid Trump inauguration

Donald Trump’s impending US presidency is also expected to dominate this year’s summit, no less because its final day coincides with the president-elect’s inauguration. Trump’s presidential campaign was largely fueled by populist resentment toward the political establishment and calls for protectionist trade policies.

One European official told news agency Reuters that the subject of Trump may have discouraged Merkel from attending. Many of the German chancellor’s policies are at odds with Trump’s, for example on issues such as immigration, Russia and trade.

Trump, meanwhile, labeled Merkel’s “open-door” migrant policy as “insane” during his election campaign.

Guest of honor

With Merkel absent, Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to be the star attraction of Davos 2017. “The uncertainties that currently characterize the global climate have increased the overall interest in this year’s Davos summit,” the WEF said in a statement. Xi would be the first Chinese leader to attend the conference.

Some 3,000 people are expected at the summit from January 17 to 20, ranging from political leaders to CEOs of large global firms.

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