Posts tagged as Davos

Latvian President Egils Levits continues busy Davos schedule

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Latvian President Egils Levits continued his busy schedule while attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 21 when he met with the President of the European Parliament (EP) David Maria Sassoli to discuss the future of Europe and the European Green Deal. “President Sassoli underlined that Europe is very much the focus of this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF). The rest of the world is keen to learn more and get…

Climate-devoted Davos forum to host conflicting views of Thunberg and Trump

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

In Davos, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum starts on Tuesday, January 21, with a focus on economic changes to turn to sustainability. Among the speakers there are U.S. President Donald Trump and Swedish climate voice Greta Thunberg. Four-day congress of the world’s top political and business leaders in the Swiss Alpine resort begins seeking to meet head-on the dangers to both the environment and economy from the heating of the…

Grybauskaite braces for questions about Lithuania’s all-men cabinet in Davos

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

President Dalia Grybauskaite faces unpleasant questions about Lithuania’s all-men Cabinet as she leaves for Davos to discuss, among other issues, women’s leadership. “We are getting inquiries. This is already drawing critical attention. Obviously, this will not be the most pleasant question for me if I have to answer it,” Grybauskaite said in an interview with LRT Radio aired on Wednesday morning. “Women’s leadership in our country declined somewhat in 2018. Unfortunately, the…

Trump cancels U.S. delegation to Davos forum – press secretary

Friday, January 18, 2019

President Donald Trump has cancelled his delegation’s trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week due to the partial U.S. government shutdown, according to a statement released by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday. Trump, who attended last year’s Davos event, had planned to go again this year but pulled out last week as he grapples with Democrats in Congress over funding for a wall on the…