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The 2017 G7 Summit in Taormina

23-05-2017

On 26 and 27 May 2017, the G7 will hold its 43rd summit in Taormina, Italy. The summit is expected to focus on the global economy, foreign policy, security of citizens, and environmental sustainability. The EU will be represented by the Presidents of the European Council and Commission.

On 26 and 27 May 2017, the G7 will hold its 43rd summit in Taormina, Italy. The summit is expected to focus on the global economy, foreign policy, security of citizens, and environmental sustainability. The EU will be represented by the Presidents of the European Council and Commission.

The 42nd G7 Summit

23-05-2016

On 26 and 27 May 2016, the G7 will hold its 42nd summit in Ise-Shima, Japan. The summit is expected to focus on developments in conflict regions and the refugee crisis, on global growth and on the sustainable development goals. The EU will be represented by Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission.

On 26 and 27 May 2016, the G7 will hold its 42nd summit in Ise-Shima, Japan. The summit is expected to focus on developments in conflict regions and the refugee crisis, on global growth and on the sustainable development goals. The EU will be represented by Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission.

South Africa: An economic powerhouse in decline

19-11-2015

South Africa's continental leadership is increasingly under pressure, seen for example in the fact that Nigeria became Africa's largest economy in 2014. South Africa still maintains its lead in the mining, car-making and financial services sectors, and is a well-functioning democracy. However, its material basis of power is shrinking, in particular because of a net slowdown in economic growth in the wake of the global financial crisis. A volatile international economic environment and internal structural ...

South Africa's continental leadership is increasingly under pressure, seen for example in the fact that Nigeria became Africa's largest economy in 2014. South Africa still maintains its lead in the mining, car-making and financial services sectors, and is a well-functioning democracy. However, its material basis of power is shrinking, in particular because of a net slowdown in economic growth in the wake of the global financial crisis. A volatile international economic environment and internal structural weaknesses curb hopes for improved growth in the short and medium term, in a country affected by deep inequalities and a high level of unemployment. Adopted in 2012, the National Development Plan 2030 provides a strategic framework to counter those tendencies, boost growth and reduce poverty.

The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa

16-11-2015

The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa (NAFSN) launched in May 2012 under the auspices of the G8 aims to create the conditions that will allow the African countries concerned to improve agricultural productivity and develop their agrifood sector by attracting more private investment in agriculture. The participating countries (Burkina Faso, Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal and Tanzania) adopted 'country cooperation frameworks' (CCFs) ...

The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa (NAFSN) launched in May 2012 under the auspices of the G8 aims to create the conditions that will allow the African countries concerned to improve agricultural productivity and develop their agrifood sector by attracting more private investment in agriculture. The participating countries (Burkina Faso, Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal and Tanzania) adopted 'country cooperation frameworks' (CCFs) listing their policy commitments, and companies provided 'Letters of Intent' identifying intended investments. While the general objective of the NAFSN is sound, certain deficiencies remain: the CCFs are silent on the need to shift to sustainable modes of agricultural production and to support farmers' seed systems, on the dangers associated with the emergence of a market for land rights, or on the regulation of contract farming; and they are weak on nutrition as well as on the recognition of women's rights and gender empowerment.

Extern avdelning

Olivier DE SCHUTTER (University of Louvain - UCL, Centre for Philosophy of Law - CPDR, Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in Legal Sciences - JUR-I, Belgium)

Proceedings of the Workshop on the Role of the European Union in International Economic Fora

06-07-2015

The European Union, via its institutions and Member States, is participating in various standard-setting fora in the economic and financial area. Experts analysed the role of the EU in nine separate studies on selected international economic fora (G20, FSB, OECD, IMF, BCBS, IOSCO, IAIS, IASB and IOPS). In this workshop, the authors discuss and inform ECON Members on the EU's role, representation and activities in these fora and present their core conclusions on these worldwide standard-setters with ...

The European Union, via its institutions and Member States, is participating in various standard-setting fora in the economic and financial area. Experts analysed the role of the EU in nine separate studies on selected international economic fora (G20, FSB, OECD, IMF, BCBS, IOSCO, IAIS, IASB and IOPS). In this workshop, the authors discuss and inform ECON Members on the EU's role, representation and activities in these fora and present their core conclusions on these worldwide standard-setters with a special focus on transparency and accountability. This workshop and the respective document was prepared by the Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON).

Extern avdelning

Paul TUCKER, Fabian AMTENBRINK, René REPASI, Ivan VAN DE CLOOT, Eli HADZHIEVA, Joachim KOOPS, Lucia QUAGLIA, Pierre-Henri CONAC, Sebastian BOTZEM and Lieve LOWET

Developments in international climate policy

01-07-2015

UN climate talks in Bonn made only slow progress in negotiations towards a new international climate agreement, although a deal was reached to protect forests with a view to mitigating climate change. More than 40 countries have submitted pledges for post-2020 climate action. Meanwhile, the G7 called for global decarbonisation within this century, the International Energy Agency (IEA) found that global energy-related emissions could peak by 2020, Pope Francis issued an encyclical addressing climate ...

UN climate talks in Bonn made only slow progress in negotiations towards a new international climate agreement, although a deal was reached to protect forests with a view to mitigating climate change. More than 40 countries have submitted pledges for post-2020 climate action. Meanwhile, the G7 called for global decarbonisation within this century, the International Energy Agency (IEA) found that global energy-related emissions could peak by 2020, Pope Francis issued an encyclical addressing climate issues, and medical experts highlighted the health benefits of climate action. The EU and China agreed to step up their cooperation on climate issues. The European Parliament's Environment Committee has been discussing an own-initiative report on the climate negotiations.

G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau: A Tighter Agenda, with Wider Impact?

10-06-2015

The 7-8 June 2015 Group of Seven (G7) summit in Schloss Elmau (Germany) marked the second meeting of seven leading industrialised nations without Russia since the disbanding of the Group of Eight (G8). The group's smaller configuration – a response to Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea – appears here to stay. The summit provided an opportunity for G7 leaders to discuss a number of topics pertaining to foreign policy, economy, health, energy, climate and sustainable development. Ukraine and the ...

The 7-8 June 2015 Group of Seven (G7) summit in Schloss Elmau (Germany) marked the second meeting of seven leading industrialised nations without Russia since the disbanding of the Group of Eight (G8). The group's smaller configuration – a response to Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea – appears here to stay. The summit provided an opportunity for G7 leaders to discuss a number of topics pertaining to foreign policy, economy, health, energy, climate and sustainable development. Ukraine and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) featured prominently on the meeting’s agenda, as did discussions on to the post-2015 development and climate agendas. The revival of the G7 has served to ensure its members' unity on key policy files, shape joint policy responses and influence EU policies and global governance, particularly through its nexus with the Group of 20 (G20), the United Nations and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The German presidency of G7 has been praised its inclusive approach ahead of the summit, with consultations conducted with non-governmental stakeholders.

The 2015 G7 summit: Seeking common ground on global issues

02-06-2015

The Group of Seven (G7) is an informal forum for international cooperation consisting of seven leading industrialised nations (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the USA). The heads of state or government of these countries have convened annual meetings since 1975 to discuss issues of global interest. The group has an informal nature and operates without a permanent secretariat. A rotating presidency is responsible for preparation of its annual summits. Since 1981, the EU has taken ...

The Group of Seven (G7) is an informal forum for international cooperation consisting of seven leading industrialised nations (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the USA). The heads of state or government of these countries have convened annual meetings since 1975 to discuss issues of global interest. The group has an informal nature and operates without a permanent secretariat. A rotating presidency is responsible for preparation of its annual summits. Since 1981, the EU has taken part in all G7 sessions. The next Summit will be held under the German presidency on 7 and 8 June 2015 in Schloss Elmau, Bavaria. The main points on the agenda will be the global economy, foreign and security policies, development, and climate issues. The leaders will also be discussing the UN conferences taking place later in 2015, the post-2015 agenda and many other specific issues such as resource efficiency, the marine environment and energy security. Preparations for the Summit included engagement with representatives of civil society (such as non-governmental organisations, the science and research community, and business associations) and three ministerial meetings (with the participation of foreign, energy, and finance ministers respectively) which helped to set the Summit agenda. The programme will however only be finalised at the last minute, dependent on the most pressing recent developments.

The 41st G7 Summit

22-05-2015

On 7 and 8 June 2015, the G7 will hold its 41st summit in Bavaria, Germany. The Group will meet for the second successive year without Russia, whose membership of the G8 was suspended following its annexation of Crimea. The agenda includes issues of global interest, among them development and environmental protection.

On 7 and 8 June 2015, the G7 will hold its 41st summit in Bavaria, Germany. The Group will meet for the second successive year without Russia, whose membership of the G8 was suspended following its annexation of Crimea. The agenda includes issues of global interest, among them development and environmental protection.

Russia as an international player

16-01-2015

While Russia's relations with the West have hit a new low as the Ukraine crisis unfolds, the impact on the country's standing in the rest of the world has been more limited. Accordingly, while some Russian activity in certain international fora has been scaled back, elsewhere it continues to play an active role, for example as a leading member of the UN and as an emerging development aid donor.

While Russia's relations with the West have hit a new low as the Ukraine crisis unfolds, the impact on the country's standing in the rest of the world has been more limited. Accordingly, while some Russian activity in certain international fora has been scaled back, elsewhere it continues to play an active role, for example as a leading member of the UN and as an emerging development aid donor.

Kommande evenemang

17-10-2019
What Europe is Thinking: The latest Pew survey of opinion in 14 EU Member States
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EPRS
05-11-2019
The Art and Craft of Political Speech-writing: A conversation with Eric Schnure
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EPRS
06-11-2019
Where next for the global and European economies? The 2019 IMF Economic Outlook
Övrigt -
EPRS

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