At the World Economic Forum, Angela Merkel made the case for closer European ties as well as more free trade. Her warning against rising economic nationalism came a day before US President Donald Trump is due to arrive in Davos.
As the UN General Assembly gathers, New York is also hosting another meeting, organized by the WEF — the Sustainable Development Impact Summit. The gathering showcases how entrepreneurs can act sustainably.
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.
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.
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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