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The annual party of the rich and powerful of this earth starts today in Davos, Switzerland. The World Economic Forum, a kind of talk club for good intentions, is opened at a quarter to 11 by Klaus Schwab. Half an hour later, the first big hit: Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky.
The professional fate of Menno Snel is in the hands of fellow party member Sigrid Kaag. Today she has to lobby her European finance ministers for Snel as the new boss for the European emergency fund ESM. There are still two candidates: a Portuguese and an Italian. They don’t necessarily have to figure it out today: the appointment is scheduled for June 16.
A bit of history is being written in Ukraine today. The first Russian soldier to stand trial for war crimes will be sentenced today. Vadim Shishimarin is suspected of shooting a 62-year-old man on a bicycle.
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How come some actors (read: Tom Cruise) stay ‘hot’ and others – especially the women – disappear from the screen after a certain age? “Women are much more about their appearance.”
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Football players in the Eredivisie did not really get off well during the corona season 2020/2021: eleven of the eighteen clubs increased their salaries – despite sharply declining income and corona support.
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Air France-KLM is reducing its debt mountain. But the way in which it is done raises many questions.
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ps As a wellbeing officer, can you make an impact at all? Yes, writes columnist Hidde de Vries, as long as you give control, budget and the right support as a company.
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