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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G7 leaders to rethink capitalism as risk of recession looms

By |avgust 23rd, 2019|capitalism, Emmanuel Macron, G7, G7 summit, multilateralism, News, trade war|

The leaders of the G7 nations will not sign a final comuniqué when they gather in Biarritz (France) this weekend, and will instead discuss how to rethink capitalism and multilateralism amid the persistent inequalities and the risk of a new recession. 

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Biarritz resembles post-apocalyptic ‘warzone’ as G7 leaders arrive

By |avgust 23rd, 2019|Amnesty International, Biarritz, Emmanuel Macron, France, G7, News, protests, security measures|

The G7 summit in Biarritz this weekend has put the entire French Basque coast under lockdown and unprecedented security measures. Locals are losing business and tourists are no longer able to enjoy a relaxing summer vacation. EURACTIV France reports.

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Why the ocean should be on the G7 agenda

By |avgust 22nd, 2019|Biarritz, France, G7, News, Ocean call, ocean protection, oceans, Paris Climate Agreement, Surfrider Foundation|

Surfrider Europe, a French organisation fighting for clean oceans,  is organising an event ahead of the G7 summit in France. The aim is to call for incorporating ocean protection into international negotiations, particularly those concerning climate change. EURACTIV's partner la Tribune reports.

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Trump unsettles G7 with support for Russia return

By |avgust 21st, 2019|Biarritz Summit, Donald Trump, G7, News, Vladimir Putin|

President Donald Trump on Tuesday (20 August) gave a foretaste of his convention-wrecking diplomacy at next weekend's G7 by calling for Russia - expelled from the group of democracies - to be readmitted.

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