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Davos Forum: Between Peaks and Ditches

The 48th World Economic Forum takes place from 23 to 26 January in Davos. This small Swiss ski resort will welcome 70 heads of state and government, as well as 3,000 economic leaders. Among the big names: Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Theresa May, Justin Trudeau and the bosses of companies like Renault, Google and Microsoft. This Friday, the arrival of Donald Trump is obviously eagerly awaited (not to say dreaded).

The theme of the Forum is “creating a shared future in a fractured world”: the speakers will address issues as diverse as protectionism, the rise of populism, economic recovery… This annual meeting, however, arouses suspicion: the recommendations that will be proposed to participating States and companies will be followed by facts? The Oxfam has indeed published, this Monday, January 22, its report on wealth inequality. The British NGO said that “82% of the wealth generated last year went to the richest 1% of the global population.” An observation that reminds Davos’ guests their responsibility in this gap between rich and poor that continues to grow dangerously.

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  • Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), Le Temps
    Davos Forum: Between Peaks and Ditches - Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), Le Temps
    "Forum économique mondial"
  • Herrmann (Suisse / Switzerland), Tribune de Genève
    Davos Forum: Between Peaks and Ditches - Herrmann (Suisse / Switzerland), Tribune de Genève
    "Trump in Davos"
  • Khalid Gueddar (Maroc / Morocco)
    Davos Forum: Between Peaks and Ditches - Khalid Gueddar (Maroc / Morocco)
    "Forum économique mondial" De gauche à droite / From left to right: Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron et/and Angela Merkel
  • Lectrr (Belgique / Belgium), De Standaard
    Davos Forum: Between Peaks and Ditches - Lectrr (Belgique / Belgium), De Standaard
    "La réunion des plus riches au monde à Davos, Suisse"
  • Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), The New York Times
    Davos Forum: Between Peaks and Ditches - Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), The New York Times
    "Forum économique mondial" "Comment s'épanouir dans un monde anti-élites ?"
  • Stephff (Thaïlande / Thailand), The Nation
    Davos Forum: Between Peaks and Ditches - Stephff (Thaïlande / Thailand), The Nation
  • Antonio Rodríguez (Mexique / Mexico)
    Davos Forum: Between Peaks and Ditches - Antonio Rodríguez (Mexique / Mexico)
    "Pétrole" "Forum économique mondial"
  • Debuhme (Suisse / Switzerland)
    Davos Forum: Between Peaks and Ditches - Debuhme (Suisse / Switzerland)
    "A new billionaire every two days !" "Not to capitalism" "At that rate... we just have to wait our turn !"
  • Martirena (Cuba)
    Davos Forum: Between Peaks and Ditches - Martirena (Cuba)
    "Forum économique mondial"
  • Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), L’Écho
    Davos Forum: Between Peaks and Ditches - Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), L’Écho
    "It seems that 1% of the world population owns more than the rest of the 99% combined!" "Really?"
  • Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), Le Temps
  • Herrmann (Suisse / Switzerland), Tribune de Genève
  • Khalid Gueddar (Maroc / Morocco)
  • Lectrr (Belgique / Belgium), De Standaard
  • Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), The New York Times
  • Stephff (Thaïlande / Thailand), The Nation
  • Antonio Rodríguez (Mexique / Mexico)
  • Debuhme (Suisse / Switzerland)
  • Martirena (Cuba)
  • Vadot (Belgique / Belgium), L’Écho