As Europe is slowly getting back on its feet after a recession that saw some countries reach record jobless levels, some are blaming aggressive austerity policies for inflicting hardship on the most vulnerable.
Delegates at the World Economic Forum will be packing hiking boots instead of skis this year. The annual forum is usually held in Davos in January, but it will now take place later in the year in Lucerne.
Social entrepreneurship can have a huge impact, whether providing access to health care, clean energy solutions or improving education. DW's Manuela Kasper-Claridge met some outstanding founders in Davos.
Two Swiss hoteliers have accused WEF delegates from the Democratic Republic of Congo of not paying their bills in Davos. Kinshasa has issued neither an official comment nor a denial.
On the fringes of WEF, DW's roundtable discussion focussed on rising climate pledges and growing uncertainty around greenwashing.
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