On 28-29 May 2018, the Global Solutions Summit took place in Berlin, which was a Think 20 dialogue event aimed at providing analytical support for the G20 Buenos Aires (Argentina) summit in November 2018. Berlin Global Solutions forum, which became an intermediate step in preparation for the September 2018 global Т20 summit in Argentina, was attended by over 1,100 participants from all the continents. There were representatives of world’s leading research centres and universities, top business structures, civil society organisations, international organisations involved in global regulation, as well as prominent politicians. Ukraine’s Razumkov Centre Scientific Consultant on Economic Issues Volodymyr Sidenko participated in the event.
Global Solutions Summit 2018 organised by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and Global Solutions Initiative in close cooperation with organisers of the G20 summit in Argentina received extraordinary support from the German government. This was demonstrated by the fact that Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Federal Minister of Finance and Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz spoke at the summit, as well as the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas and Federal Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Minister Svenja Schulze.
Significance of the forum was also stressed by the presence and speeches by Nobel Prize laureates in Economics George Akerlof, Edmund Phelps, James Heckman, Professor at Columbia University (USA) and United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Adviser Jeffrey Sachs, and others.
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