Merkel erwägt, sich Macron für eine Konfrontation mit Trump anzuschließen
The meeting in the Swiss Alps, is considered the most important meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos in the Swiss Alps. It could become an epic political confrontation.
Different worldviews could bring together important global leaders at the annual gathering in Switzerland, which is taking place for the third time in a row.
After Angela Merkel reached a provisional agreement with the SPD last week, she said she could travel to the Davos conference to unite with French President Emmanuel Macron in a possible political confrontation with US leader Donald Trump.
„Very few things in the world unite the countries as much as their antipathy to Trump and what he does. In the United States he may have 40 percent who approve of what he does. At the Economic Forum in Davos, it is just under 5 percent, „commented Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer.
On this occasion, both Merkel and Macron will have the opportunity to strengthen their position on the reform of the European Union after Brexit. They want to underline their democratic values as part of the White House’s „America First“ policy. The approach is believed to resonate globally as both sides are known for their „same antipathy“ because of their different political views.
More than 60 heads of state and members of the diplomatic world are expected to attend the WEF 2018 in Davos. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Theresa May, Justin Trudeau and Benjamin Netanyahu are just some of the names that will attend this year’s Forum. In addition, Cate Blanchett and Elton John have announced their presence at the event in Switzerland.
The 2018 WEF will be held from 23 to 26 January under the motto „Creating a common future in a fragmented world“.