European leaders were in Davos for the World Economic Forum on Wednesday. They were upbeat about the continent's economic progress. They also took a firm stance against protectionism, eyeing US policies in particular
In her annual summer press Q&A session, the German chancellor stressed that Europe and the US are not enemies. She also held up the EU as a model of a "win-win" situation — words clearly aimed in Washington's direction.
Angela Merkel has told WEF delegates at Davos that her government would get right-wing populism "under control, but it is a poison." The chancellor insisted that protectionism would not answer the world's problems.
The current global disunity looks set to dominate discussions at this year's gathering of politicians and executives in Davos, Switzerland. US President Donald Trump is scheduled to top the list of speakers there.
Day 2 of the annual gathering of the global elite on the peaks of Davos will feature speeches from Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, who are likely to take a starkly different line to Donald Trump, who speaks on Friday.
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