Schlagwort-Archive: World Economic Forum

US President Donald Trump: ‘America First Does Not Mean America Alone’

  World Economic Forum Congress Center in Davos city in the Swiss Alps where US-President Donald Trump spoke.

Davos, Switzerland, 26 January 2018 – US President Donald J. Trump gave a carefully scripted address to participants at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, taking credit for strong economic growth in the first year of his presidency, with stock markets setting records and high levels of consumer and manufacturing confidence, and job creation. Trump said has seen unemployment among African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and women reach all-time lows.
“I am here to deliver a simple message,” said the president. “There has never been a better time to hire, to build, to invest, and to grow in the United States. America is open for business and we are competitive once again.”
The US president noted that millions of employees of US-based corporations have been issued tax-cut bonuses from their employers after he signed a bill that substantially lowers US corporate tax rates. “The tax cut bill is expected to raise the average American’s household income by more than $4,000,” he said.
Trump also credited lower corporate tax rates with bringing jobs and investment dollars back to American shores. “The world’s largest company, Apple, announced it will bring $245 billion dollars in overseas profits home to America. Their total investment into the United States economy will be more than $350 billion over the next five years,” he said.
The US president also pointed to his administration’s elimination of what he called “burdensome regulations” and claimed that, since his inauguration, 22 regulations have been eliminated for each new rule.
Moving to the topic of trade, the president reiterated his stance that he “always put America first – just like the leaders of other countries should put their country first also.” But he insisted that “America first does not mean America alone,” noting, “We support free trade, but it needs to be fair and it needs to be reciprocal because, in the end, unfair trade undermines us all.” Trump added: “The United States will no longer turn a blind eye to unfair economic practices, including massive intellectual property theft, industrial subsidies and pervasive state-led planning.”
Trump, who pulled the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), said that the United States is willing to negotiate bilateral trade agreements, adding: “This will include the countries in the TPP, which are very important.”
The president repeated his familiar call to US allies to “invest in their own defences and meet their financial obligations,” adding: “Our common security requires everyone to contribute their fair share.”
Trump also repeated familiar criticisms of the US immigration system, saying, “America is a cutting-edge economy, but our immigration system is stuck in the past.” He called for a “merit-based system of admissions that selects new arrivals based on their ability to contribute to our economy, to support themselves financially and to strengthen our country.”
Source: WEF, Davos

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai and Rohingya Political Prisoner Wai Wai Nu at Open Forum in Davos

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 22 January 2018 – Sessions on sustainable food and tackling climate change plus special screenings of Sundance Grand Jury Winner Last Men in Aleppo and Al Gore’s most recent film, An inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, are among the events open to the public, on a first-come, first-served basis, at the Open Forum Davos 2018.
The Open Forum Davos, now in its 16th year and with a fresh new look, will open its doors to the public from 23 to 26 January in Davos, Switzerland. Leading personalities from business, government, academia and civil society as well as young people will discuss and interact with the Swiss public on critical – and, at times, controversial – subjects, opening a unique window on to the most challenging debates of our time.
Panellists at this year’s Open Forum Davos comprise public figures, chief executive officers, representatives from civil society, experts and academics from Switzerland and around the world, including:

  • Wai Wai Nu, Founder and Director, Women Peace Network
  • Peter Maurer, President, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director, Greenpeace International
  • Patrick Brown, CEO and Founder, Impossible Foods
  • Jens Spahn, State Secretary of Finance, Germany
  • Pascale Baeriswyl, State Secretary Foreign Affairs, Switzerland
  • Feras Fayyad, Film Director, Writer and Editor, Syria
  • Malala Yousafszai, UN Messenger of Peace and Nobel Peace Prize Winner
  • Alain Berset, President of the Swiss Confederation
  • Pia Mancini, Chair, The Democracy Earth Foundation
  • Al Gore, Vice-President of the United States (1993-2001), Chairman and Co-Founder, Generation Investment Management LLP
  • Christiana Figueres, Convener, Mission 2020
  • P. Murali Doraiswamy, Professor, Duke University Health System
  • Ariella Käslin, Swiss Champion Gymnast
  • Dan Buettner, Founder, Blue Zones

Open Forum Programme
Tuesday 23 January
12.00 – 13.30 Fostering Inclusivity
18.30 – 20.00 On the Menu: Sustainable and Nutritious Food
Wednesday 24 January
12.30 – 14.00 Rejuvenating European Democracy
18.30 – 20.00 Special Screening: Last Men in Aleppo – In Davos the screening of the Sundance Grand Jury winning film Last Men in Aleppo, followed by a conversation with director Feras Fayyad.
Thursday 25 January
09.00 – 09.45 An Insight, An Idea with Malala Yousafzai
12.30 – 14.00 Democracy in a Post-Truth Era
18.30 – 20.00 Climate’s Two Degrees of Separation
20.30 – 22.15 Special Screening: An Inconvenient Sequel-Truth to Power – In Davos for this special screening of Al Gore’s latest film to learn just how close we are to a clean energy revolution.
Friday 26 January
09.00 – 10.30 Suffering in Silence: Tackling Depression – This session is co-designed with students of the Davos secondary school.
12.30 – 13.30 Secrets to a Long and Happy Life

The Open Forum will be held at the Swiss Alpine Mittelschule, Guggerbachstrasse 3, Davos Platz, Switzerland. Although no registration is required, those wishing to participate are encouraged to arrive early as the maximum capacity of the auditorium is 300. For those unable to take part, all eight sessions will be livestreamed on

Follow the debates using the Open Forum Twitter account: @openforumwef #WEF #openforum. Some of the sessions will be broadcast by Swiss Television (SF-info), available on YouTube after the event; and some will benefit from social media integration, which offers deeper engagement and analysis to a global audience.

US-Verleger distanzieren sich von Präsident Trump

Die Organisatoren der „Trump not welcome“ Demo in Zürich haben eine weitere Solidaritätsbotschaft von zehn amerikanischen Verlagen, die sich Trump entschieden entgegenstellen, zugeschickt bekommen. Hier deren gemeinsames Statement.

Die Vereinigten Staaten und ihr Herrschaftsgebiet wird derzeit von einem kriegerischen und geistesgestörten Narzisten beherrscht. Einem Rassisten. Einem Kriegstreiber. Einem Xenophoben. Einem Frauenfeind.

Wir sahen uns schon früher mit imperialistischen Präsidenten konfrontiert, aber Donald Trump hat das Risiko der nuklearen und ökologischen Zerstörung drastisch erhöht. Er unternimmt einen weitreichenden Angriff auf die Armen und die Arbeiter*innenklasse, vor allem auf Immigrant*innen und «people of color». Er trägt zu einer Atmosphäre bei, in der sich die schlimmsten Rassisten, Neonazis und Sexisten, die reaktionärsten Elemente unserer Gesellschaft, ermutigt fühlen, ihrem Hass Taten folgen zu lassen.

Als Herausgeber*innen von Büchern, die erklären wollen, wie es zu diesem gefährlichen Zustand gekommen ist – und wie wir ihn bewältigen können –, möchten wir unsere Solidarität ausdrücken. Unsere Solidarität mit all jenen in Zürich, der Schweiz und darüber hinaus, die sich mit der offensichtlichen, gegenwärtigen Gefahr konfrontiert sehen, die Trump für die Welt darstellt.

Wir brauchen eine internationale Bewegung, um dieser Bedrohung zu begegnen! Wir müssen über die Landesgrenzen und Spaltungen hinweg zusammenarbeiten, welche Trump zu verstärken und auszunutzen versucht. Wir müssen die Angst und Einschüchterung überwinden, die er hervorruft. Und wir müssen uns klar und deutlich dazu bekennen, dass wir nicht nur Trump, sondern auch den Trumpismus und die Bedingungen, unter denen er an die Macht gekommen ist, überwinden wollen.


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Pope Tells WEF Participants Human-Centric Economy Is ‘A Moral Imperative’

Geneva, Switzerland, 22 January 2018 – His Holiness Pope Francis helped open the 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting with a special message, passionately calling on participants to overcome fragmentation between states and institutions and work together to facilitate more inclusive approaches in an increasingly globalized world.
In a speech delivered by Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Pope Francis said: “It is vital to safeguard the dignity of the human person, in particular by offering to all people real opportunities for integral human development and by implementing economic policies that favour the family.”
Echoing the theme of the meeting, Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World, the Pope said, “The entrepreneurial world has enormous potential to effect substantial change by increasing the quality of productivity, creating new jobs, respecting labour laws, fighting against … corruption and promoting social justice.” He continued: “If we want a more secure future, one that encourages the prosperity of all, then it is necessary to keep the compass continually oriented towards ‘true north’,” represented by authentic values.
The World Economic Forum’s 48th Annual Meeting opens today in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. More than 3,000 leaders from around the world are gathering in a collaborative effort to shape the global, regional and industry agendas, with a commitment to improve the state of the world. The meeting brings together governments, international organizations, business, civil society, cultural leaders, media, experts and the young generation, at the highest level and in representative ways.

WEF Opening address by Alain Berset, President of the Swiss Confederation

The WEF Congress Center of Davos, Europe’s highest city in the Swiss Alps

Welcome to Switzerland, and to Davos, for this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

It is a pleasure and a great honour for Switzerland to host so many people from around the world, who are ready to reflect together on the future of our society and the movements that influence and enrich it. The Annual Meeting in Davos is an important event in the political, social and economic calendar.

If we look back at the events of the last few years, we can see that we do indeed have a responsibility to act on this year’s motto, ‘to strengthen cooperation in a fractured world’.

If 2016 was a year of disruption, surprises, shattered certainties and unexpected changes, 2017 proved to be a year of conciliation. But what does 2018 have in store? Maybe by the end of this year, we will come to the paradoxical conclusion that disruption has emerged not from the extreme fringes of society, but from its centre. And economic and social progress also has its root in the heart of society.

If we are to continue on the path of progress, I am convinced that 2018 must be the year of international cooperation and multilateralism. Our common responsibility, not only towards our own populations, but also towards the world, must once again be afforded its rightful place – namely, right at the top of our list of priorities.

Today we face a whole host of major challenges.
• We are witnessing the emergence of geopolitical upheavals and instability in many parts of the world.
• We are witnessing protracted armed conflicts, which are destabilising entire societies and economies, resulting in huge population movements and feeding terrorism.
• And then there’s climate change and global inequality.

To reduce these uncertainties, and guarantee security and prosperity, there has to be the political will at all levels, there needs to be a partnership between national and international institutions, as well as a strong will on the part of financial institutions. There needs to be a strong and concerted commitment on the part of international institutions towards security, peace and human rights.

And yet, the tendency in certain parts of the world is in the opposite direction: towards a more inward looking approach, a re-focusing on national interests, a narrowing of the political horizon accompanied by a certain distrust of multilateralism and free trade.

These developments risk producing a more fractured world. I am convinced that we instead need to promote international cooperation. Because if we were to cease tackling international challenges together, we would jeopardise prospects for political stability, good governance and economic development. We must bear in mind that if this general distrust continues to spread, it is precisely the poorest and most fragile who will be the first to suffer.

That of course requires political support at national level. There is no such thing as international cooperation if no states are willing to work together. And for that there needs to be strong roots, firm domestic support, and confidence in collective thought and action.

If there is fear, the instinct is to raise the barricades. In order to guarantee openness, exchange and cooperation, people must trust that their country will support and protect them. Without strong support at home, foreign policy risks being nothing more than empty words.

The strong growth of the global economy feeds the illusion that nationalist and protectionist movements were just a passing phase. But they are not. Economic ‘good news’ stories must not blind us – we need to tackle far-reaching structural problems.

The lesson of the last two years is clear, and still applies: The mainstream of society must see society as being fair – otherwise it will use its veto.

There is only one solution: to remove the underlying causes of that unease, resentment and anger. Through a policy of social inclusion – ranging from educational opportunities for everybody to a social state that mobilises people’s talents to a fiscal policy that allows us to invest in social cohesion.

Our continued openness to the world, and the will to cooperate internationally, can only be guaranteed, if people do not feel powerless. Our societies can only function if people feel that they can control developments like globalisation or immigration.

The US political theorist John Ikenberry reminds us of the ‘formula for success’ in the post-war years: “Sustained domestic support for openness, post-war leaders knew, would be possible only if countries also established social protections and regulations that safeguarded economic stability. The Atlantic Charter, announced by Roosevelt and Winston Churchill in 1941, and the Bretton Woods agreements of 1944, were early efforts to articulate a vision of economic openness and social stability.”

Are things really so different today? I don’t believe so. Most people have no objection to openness and exchange – as long as they feel secure. And they can only feel secure, if they have economic opportunities.

What does a country need to remain competitive over a long period of time?
• Stability and functioning institutions
• Good infrastructure
• An educational system that produces innovative minds
• And above all: equal opportunities.

Equal opportunities which allow men and women to exploit their potential – for the benefit of society. Actually, it is clear that the better the educational and life opportunities people have, the greater a country’s innovative strength. And the better women’s position in the labour market, the stronger the economy is.

Over the past decades, the welfare state and the market economy have often been played off against each other. The game was wrong, as well as the assumptions.
After all, uncertainty and social injustice do not lead to economic prosperity, fear is not productive, it does not drive innovation.

The opposite is true. Security in society gives us the freedom to try out new ideas. Economic security gives us the courage to bring out the best in ourselves. And societies in which income is fairly distributed, and in which there is equal access to the health system also generate more trust among their members. This is essential for a country to attract business, because no-one invests without trust.

Is this an argument in favour of the primacy of politics? No, it isn’t. We need a balance between politics and economics. Just as we need a balance between competitiveness on the one hand and social solidarity and fair educational opportunities on the other.

It is not the primacy of politics that we need, it is the primacy of the political.

We need to recognise that political considerations form the basis of our society, and of our value system – not only the material aspects of people’s lives, but also their attitudes, feelings and expectations. This includes the rule of law, human rights and democracy – and not least our sense of responsibility for the world’s problems.

Only if we base our actions on the primacy of the political can we oppose to the attitude of resistance, frustration and mistrust. Only thus – by strengthening political legitimacy domestically – can we strengthen international relations and cooperation.

Let us make 2018 a year in which we overcome the phase of hand-wringing and self-criticism, in which each of us works to promote social inclusion.

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Ihr Votum zum Public Eye Award: Bis zum 22. Januar Stimme abgeben

Chevron, Dow Chemical, Gazprom, Walmart, Glencore or Goldman Sachs, sie alle würden diesen Award verdienen. Aber was meinen Sie? Stimmen Sie ab auf !

Die Public Eye Award Kampagne der Erklärung von Bern ist auf dem Weg zu 40’000 Stimmen. Ein herzliches Dankeschön an alle, die schon mitgemacht haben! Bitte unterstützen Sie jetzt auch den Endspurt der letzten Public Eye Awards! Bis zum 22. Januar kann noch abgestimmt werden!

Am 23. Januar verkünden wir dann in Davos, parallel zum WEF, wer unseren letzten und ultimativen Schmähpreis erhält. Dabei sein an diesem Abschlussevent werden auch die Yes Men. Sie unterstützen die letzten Public Eye Awards mit einer Videobotschaft. Die wichtigste Unterstützung ist jedoch Ihre Stimme. (Quelle: EvB)

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Nicht nur zu Bürozeiten einsatzbereit: die Luftwaffe am WEF

Das WEF bringt auch die Luftwaffe auf Kurs. Sie ist während des Weltwirtschaftsforums in Davos nicht nur zu Bürozeiten im Einsatz.  Natürlich kommt es zu Luftverkehrseinschränkungen, die hier näher spezifiziert sind.

 Vergrösserung im neuen Fenster

In einem Gebiet mit einem Radius von 25 nautischen Meilen (ca. 46 km) mit Zentrum Davos ist der Flugverkehr über schweizerischem, österreichischem, liechtensteinischem und italienischem Hoheitsgebiet eingeschränkt. An- und Abflüge zu den Regionalflugplätzen und Heliports richten sich nach besonderen Regeln und Verfahren, welche von der Luftwaffe in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Bundesamt für Zivilluftfahrt ausgearbeitet wurden. Es darf nur auf den vorgegebenen Sichtflug-Routen geflogen werden. Alle diese Flüge sind bewilligungspflichtig; eine Akkreditierung der Piloten sowie des Luftfahrzeuges ist eine Voraussetzung für die Bewilligung. Akkreditierungsgesuche an die Luftwaffe sind ab dem 8. Januar 2015 spätestens 24 Stunden vor dem vorgesehenen Anrollzeitpunkt (EOBT) einzureichen (für Flüge am 20. Januar 72 Stunden im Voraus).

Flüge ausserhalb der vorgegebenen Routen und Flüge nach Davos sind bewilligungspflichtig und werden ebenfalls nur vorgängig akkreditierten Piloten und Luftfahrzeugen bewilligt. Auch nach einer Akkreditierung ist für jeden Flug ein Gesuch an die Luftwaffe zu stellen, welche nach operationellen Bedürfnissen und Sicherheitserwägungen darüber entscheidet. Die genauen Vorgaben sind den offiziellen Publikationen zu entnehmen.

Zur Unterstützung der zivilen Behörden werden Lufttransporte und Überwachungsflüge mit Helikoptern, Propellerflugzeugen und Kampfflugzeugen der Schweizer Luftwaffe durchgeführt. Es ist deshalb auch ausserhalb des Kantons Graubünden lokal mit einer beträchtlichen Erhöhung der militärischen Flugbewegungen und mehr Lärm zu rechnen.

Die Luftfahrtgemeinde besteht nicht nur aus Helikoptern oder Flächenflugzeugen. So sind ab dem 19. Januar 2015 auch die andern Luftraumbenutzer Beschränkungen unterworfen. Die Regelungen für Flüge mit Modellflugzeugen, Drohnen, Deltaseglern oder Gleitschirmen erlässt die Kantonspolizei des Kantons Graubünden.

Gültigkeitsdauer der Beschränkungen

Am Montag, 19. Januar 2015, von 0800 bis 1800 Uhr Lokalzeit
Vom Dienstag, 20. Januar 2015, 0800 Uhr Lokalzeit,
bis Sonntag, 25. Januar 2015, 1800 Uhr Lokalzeit.
Website Bundesamt für Zivilluftfahrt BAZL ► Externe Seite. Inhalt wird in neuem Fenster geöffnet.