Taoiseach to discuss theme of "rebuilding Europe" at Davos
By Tony Connelly, Europe Editor, in Davos
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to make his first appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos later today. Mr Kenny will take part in a panel discussion with the Danish and Finnish prime ministers and the president of Poland on the theme of rebuilding Europe.
Earlier Mr Kenny will hold a bilateral meeting with the new Danish prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, whose government currently chairs the rotating presidency of the European Union.
The Taoiseach will also meet a number of senior corporate figures at the gathering in the Swiss ski resort, including the chief executive of Citi Group Michael Corbat, the chief operating officer of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg, the CEO of Coca-Cola Muhtar A. Kent, and the president of the US cable operator Liberty Global Michael T. Fries.
A government spokesperson said the Taoiseach would be outlining Ireland’s efforts to restore the economy and to highlight the country’s attractiveness as a location for international investment.
The British prime minister David Cameron is also attending the World Economic Forum today. He will deliver a special address to the forum and will also meet members of the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council, which include the heads of some of the world’s biggest private equity firms.