What is this pilgrimage of the powerful to Davos really about?

17-01-2023

European Union

Lennart Nijenhuis, CNE.news

The Forum was established in 1971 by Klaus Schwab, a German engineer and economist. Starting as a networking event for business people, it quickly expanded and also invited government officials and politicians. Photo EPA, Gian Ehrenzeller

This week, the World Economic Forum (WEF) gathers again in Davos, Switzerland. A record of no less than 52 heads of state go on pilgrimage to the Alps. Where it previously was the target of left-wing activists, it now has the attention of the far-right. Four questions.