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Scholz Among World Leaders at First In-Person Davos Since Covid

  • President Zelenskiy to speak virtually as war rages in Ukraine
  • ECB’s Lagarde, IMF’s Georgieva, NATO’s Stoltenberg also going

About 50 heads of state and government, including German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, will head to Davos, Switzerland, next week as the World Economic Forum holds its first annual in-person gathering since the pandemic. 

Despite the risks from Covid-19 receding, the fresh challenges facing global political and business leaders will be underscored by the virtual appearance of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, whose country continues to resist a Russian invasion that began in February.