EU and Japan commit to avoiding ‘unnecessary barriers’ in times of COVID-19

By |maj 26th, 2020|COVID-19, EU-Japan, G7, Japan, News|

Leaders of the EU and Japan agreed on Tuesday (26 May) to avoid “unnecessary travel and export restrictions” to counter the COVID-19 pandemic, and to work together to defend multilateralism.

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G7 to coordinate economic reopening plans amid outbreak

By |april 17th, 2020|coronavirus, Donald Trump, economic crisis, G7, News, World Health Organization|

G7 leaders on Thursday (16 April) pledged to work together to "safely" put people back to work as the coronavirus crisis drags on in a bid to revive the slumping global economy, the White House said.

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Coronavirus: Macron announces drastic measures in France

By |marec 13th, 2020|coronavirus, Donald Trump, economic crisis, Emmanuel Macron, France, G7, News|

France will close from Monday all nurseries, schools and universities to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, President Emmanuel Macron said in a televised address on Thursday (12 March), calling the outbreak the nation's worst public health cris...

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G7 countries postpone coordinated action against coronavirus impact

By |marec 3rd, 2020|Airlines, coronavirus, COVID-19, G7, News|

The ‘Group of 7’ wealthy countries committed on Tuesday (3 March) to adopt stimulus packages to address the fallout of the coronavirus, but decided not to take coordinated action at this stage.

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U-turn: Bolsonaro open to foreign aid to fight Amazon fires

By |avgust 28th, 2019|Amazon rainforest, Brazil, forest fires, G7, ILUC, Jair Bolsonaro, News|

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is willing to accept foreign aid for fighting fires devastating the Amazon rainforest, but only if the country controls the funds, his spokesman said Tuesday (27 August).

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Macron wraps ‘very unifying’ G7 summit with Trump

By |avgust 27th, 2019|digital tax, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, G7, G7 summit, Iran, News, trade war, WTO reform|

French president Emmanuel Macron steered a tense G7 summit towards a happy conclusion yesterday (26 August), in what will be reminded as one of the most conciliatory gatherings since Donald Trump took over the US Presidency.

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G7 wrap-up: Trump deepens G7 divisions by pushing for Russia’s readmission

By |avgust 26th, 2019|Amazon rainforest, Brexit, China, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, G7, G7 summit, Iran, News, Russia|

The readmission of Russia in the Group of Seven most industrialised countries became a bone of contention between Donald Trump and his partners during a summit held in Biarritz (France), as the Europeans and Canada insisted on maintaining the group as a “club of liberal democracies”.

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Trump dangles ‘very big’ trade deal in front of Brexit Britain

By |avgust 26th, 2019|Boris Johnson, Brexit, Donald Trump, Donald Tusk, G7, Hard Brexit, News|

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday (25 August) said he and President Donald Trump were "gung-ho" about a post-Brexit trade deal but cautioned the United States would be tough negotiators and that he would not rush talks.

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EU to retaliate if Trump slaps tariffs on French wine

By |avgust 24th, 2019|Amazon, Brexit, Donald Trump, G7, G7 summit, News, Russia, trade war|

The EU will react with new tariffs against US products if Donald Trump decides to impose duties on French wine, European Council President Donald Tusk said hours before the opening of what is likely to be a heated G7 summit on Saturday (24 August).

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G7 Leaders, take a stand for Africa!

By |avgust 24th, 2019|Africa, coal phase-out, fossil fuel subsidies, G7, G7 summit, Kenya, News|

Africa is still heavily reliant on coal. To protect the climate, leading industrialised countries should help Africa to invest in clean growth and leapfrop to renewables, says former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

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