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International Forum in Davos, which took place from 20 to 23 January, brought together more than 2,500 participants from 100 countries, including 40 heads of state and government. The main theme of this forum:


The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Participants of the forum:
US Vice President Joe Biden, US Secretary of State John Kerry, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, President of Greece, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, Adel al-Dzhubeyr, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurtz, President of Germany Joachim Gauck, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the prime ministers and ministers of the Nordic countries, Latin America, Asia and Africa.

From the international organizations took part in the forum:
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Director General of the International Organization for Migration William Lacy Swing, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer and others.

In their Forum opening speech, Vice President Joseph Biden and organizer Klaus Schwab warned that chasing technology, humanity runs the risk of "losing the soul"

PopePope Francis, whose representative at the forum in Davos was the Cardinal Peter Terkson, warned that such innovative technologies like 3D-press or unmanned vehicles can be left without work, millions of people. "We must lead the technological development, not allowing it to dominate on us" - warned Francis.


The focus on futurism in Davos 2016 is indicative.

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the global economy demonstrated the decline in 2015 to 3% in 2016 expect an even greater decline - by 3.6%. And this is an established trend of recent years. Against the background of declining profitability of traditional industries in the world are increasingly thinking about the transition to nanotechnology.

nanoIt's time for innovation and avoiding dependence on raw materials. On the first day, world leaders and businessmen discussed labor risks in connection with the robotization of the world economy. The United States also presented results of the study, according to which only 21% consumed by mankind content on the Internet accounted for education.


Biden urged heads of states and companies to invest in affordable education in all its forms - from children's education to vocational retraining to maintain the middle class.

They also considered the complexity arising in the Chinese financial system. During the debate, Chinese and Spanish businessmen agreed that in the next 30 years, two-thirds of all energy will provide renewables.

Meetings and negotiations.

Against the backdrop of the annual Economic Forum in Davos has always come high stakeholder meeting and resolved the global and local issues. Often, after these preliminary short meetings after the forum some interesting things happen throughout the world.

mohamad javad zarifIn Davos, came Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. He made his first appearance front of such large audience after removal from Tehran international sanctions. The minister has met in Davos with the head of EU foreign policy Federica Mogherini, they held brief talks on the peaceful nuclear energy program in Tehran.


The nuclear negotiating team from Iran and the United States held another round of nuclear talks on the peaceful atom of Teheran on Friday and Saturday, January 23-24 in Zurich.

hasan ruhaniAs expected, at the end of the forum, on January 25, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani went in first, after the lifting of international sanctions official visit to Europe. It is planned that during the visit of Rouhani in Italy and France will be signed the "road map" of cooperation. Being in Italy, the President of Iran on January 26 met with the head of the Vatican Pope Francis.


President of Ukraine Petr Poroshenko and the Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu discussed the current state of preparation to the fifth meeting of the High-Level Strategic Council between Ukraine and Turkey, and the Turkish Prime Minister's visit to Ukraine. The sides also touched upon the issues of intensification of military-technical cooperation between the two countries.

Ukrainian government in 2016 also intend to make a diplomatic initiative for the return of the Crimea.

Russia, this time in terms of extension of the sanctions by the West has decided to offer the participants of the forum "Asian" agenda. This year in Switzerland to represent Russia instructed Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev, responsible for the Far East - a region of major interest to investors in the Asia-Pacific region.

Chatham House

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January 22 in Davos, against the backdrop of the World Economic Forum in the framework of the traditional private event "Ukrainian Breakfast" was a discussion on the topic "The world is changing. Has the Ukraine ?"


Ukrainian and international leaders discussed the place of the Ukraine in the world suffering from many crises, whether or not reform in Ukraine have reached a critical mass, and what will lead to real and irreversible changes.

The discussion was held on the rules of the Royal Institute of International Affairs Chatham House, which provide that the participants of the event have the right to use the obtained information during the discussion, but it can not indicate who owns this or that statement.

Technical support of opinion poll for 150 panelists carried out company LITER PLUS, a survey was carried out with the use of interactive voting InterVote.

The speakers of the discussion were:
Minister of International Trade of Canada Christa Freeland, Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Aivaras Abromavicius, founder of Virgin Group Sir Richard Branson, chairman of the European Commission (2004-2014), Jose Manuel Barroso, Swedish Foreign Minister (2006-2014) Carl Bildt
attended speakersThe discussion was attended by the leaders of Ukrainian politics, business, civil society and media.

Pros and cons of rapid development of technology

Presented at the forum UBS study shows that in the first place by the next technological revolution must win the developed countries that have groundwork in computer studies. Among the foremost in this sense calls UBS Singapore and Switzerland, all in the ranking - 45 countries.

In the report presented in Davos Accenture "digital divide: a multiplier of growth" says: Currently, up to 33% of GDP "e-economy" in one form or another gives the US. The report is based on data on 11 developed countries, followed by the United States are the UK and Australia.Tehnopark

On the reverse side, the developing countries will cease to be engines of development, they have been in recent decades, because cheap labor will no longer be considered a competitive advantage. Low- and medium- skilled work will be under growing threat of replacement by machines.


In the report prepared for the Forum of Davos, experts have concluded that the development of new technologies in the next five years will reduce the 7.1 million jobs that will be offset by a 2 million jobs in new areas. Davos Experts estimate that by 2025, the development of technology of unmanned vehicles could save 1 million lives, reduce exhaust emissions vehicles - save up to $ 867 billion, and the total profit from the progress will be $ 100 trillion.

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Energy-efficient Ukraine

Organization "European Unit" in its work on the development of energy and eco-projects in Ukraine carries out constant monitoring of the market of renewable and energy efficient technologies, acquainted with both the European and Ukrainian experience in the industry.

Head of committee on Development of Energy and ECO projects Oksana Nikolaieva marks the most promising areas and personally attended some special events, conferences, seminars.

In October, was held a conference organized by the National Association of Ukraine for the heat pump. The conference topic:

"Heat pumps in buildings and cities of Ukraine"

heat pumpsThis is the third conference of this organization that was held in Kiev in the Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of NASU.

Conference was organized by: Institute of Engineering Thermophysics NASU, Journal "Heat pumps", Energy Service Company "Ecological Systems".

The main objectives of the conference were:

  • Presentation of National Association of Ukraine for the heat pump, its program and the founders;
  • Attracting the attention of international financial institutions and donors to new vectors of modernization of buildings and cities in Ukraine on the basis of renewable energy;
  • Creating an information site for the annual meetings, sharing of experiences and building partnerships in the field of heat pumps usage;

38 out of 168 attended participants made 30 reports

biomassEarlier, in September, at the initiative of the Institute of bioenergy crops and sugar beet NAS of Ukraine, in Kiev passed a seminar and discussion on the topic:

"Features of the regulatory and legal framework and tools to stimulate the production of biogas in Germany"


This event was attended by over 25 interested specialists and experts in the field of alternative biofuels and research staff of NASU. Oksana Nikolaeva also took part in the discussion, in which they discussed the possibility of applying the German experience of using the biogas also in Ukraine, legal and technical aspects.

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Internet group Google on August 11 announced the implementation of a global restructuring and the creation of a new parent company Alphabet. This is in the official blog of the company said one of the founders of the Internet giant, Larry Page, who became executive director of the newly established holding company. The second co-founder Sergey Brin of search engine became president of the new company.

googlealphabet2 3404968b"Our company is now working well, but we believe we can make its activities more transparent and accountable. So we create a new company called Alphabet", - said Page.

Google shares on the Stock Exchange will replace equivalent securities of Alphabet to the end of 2015, while the latter will be a public company. So now Google is a subsidiary wholly owned by Alphabet.

The structure of this holding will enter Google itself as the search giant and its former subsidiaries, such as investment divisions Google Ventures and Google Capital, the video platform YouTube and other internet firms, medical company Calico and X-lab (research division).

Alphabet opened its own site on the Internet www.abc.xyzgoogle alphabet 700x400

"We did a lot of things that at one time seemed crazy. Today, many of these crazy things used by billions of people - for example, services such as Google Maps, YouTube, Chrome and Android. And we did not stop there. We're still trying to do something that other people seem crazy ",- Larry Page.

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