About: G7 Archives

  • G7 to urge Russia to ‘lay down’ energy as political weapon

     Video | Promoted content | Global Europe 04-06-2014

    President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso said on Wednesday that the G7 will urge Russia to 'lay down' energy as a political weapon.

  • Obama arrives in Brussels for G7 meeting

     Video | Promoted content | Global Europe 04-06-2014

    US President Barack Obama arrived in Brussels on Wednesday afternoon for a meeting with the 7 world's leading industrialised nations. For the first time in 17 years, the G7 will meet without Russia, leaving President Vladimir Putin out of the talks in retaliation for his seizure of Crimea and Russia's role in destabilising eastern Ukraine.

  • Western leaders hold Brussels summit in snub to Putin

    News | Global Europe 04-06-2014

    The world's leading industrialised nations meet without Russia for the first time in 17 years on Wednesday, leaving President Vladimir Putin out of the talks, in retaliation for his seizure of Crimea and Russia's role in destabilising eastern Ukraine.

  • Chizhov: ‘Russia has never been isolated and cannot be isolated’

    Interview | Global Europe 04-06-2014

    EXCLUSIVE / As leaders of the G8 will get together without Russian President Vladimir Putin at today's G7 meeting in Brussels, Russian ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov spoke to EURACTIV about this summit, the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, EU-Russia energy relations and the Ukraine  crisis.

  • G7 wants to end dependence on Russian gas

    News | Energy 07-05-2014

    Europe will be remain dependent on Russian gas for years, ministers from the Group of Seven industrial nations said yesterday (6 May), condemning the use of energy as a weapon of political coercion.

  • Putin to attend D-Day anniversary

    News | Global Europe 07-05-2014

    On 6 June, Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit France to attend the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Allies' landing at Normandy, a turning point in World War II, where US President Barack Obama and other Western leaders are also expected.

  • Obama pays first visit to EU capital

    News | Global Europe 26-03-2014

    Russia and the West drew a tentative line under the Ukraine crisis yesterday, after US President Barack Obama and his allies agreed to hold off on more damaging economic sanctions unless Moscow goes beyond the seizure of Crimea. Obama arrived in Brussels today (26 March) for his first visit to the EU capital since he first took office in 2009.

  • World leaders cancel G8 Sochi summit, warn Russia of tougher sanctions

     Video | Promoted content | Europe's East 25-03-2014

    It's the first time since Russia joined the G8 in 1998 that it will have been shut out of the annual summit of industrialised countries.

  • Germany pushes Spain to accept aid

    News | Euro & Finance 06-06-2012

    Spain has admitted it is losing access to credit markets and appealed to its European partners to help revive its banks, a distress signal that will intensify global pressure on Europe to move faster to the aid of its fourth-largest economy. 

  • The EU’s role in global governance

    Policy Brief | Global Europe 04-04-2011

    A growing number of international institutions and agreements are attempting to tackle the world's major challenges: economic, environmental or security. What is the EU's role in this emerging world order?

  • G7 to discuss exchange rates

    News | Euro & Finance 19-10-2007

    Leading EU business lobbies have urged the European G7 members (France, Germany, Italy and the UK) to defend euro area interests as the group of seven industrialised nations meets today (19 October) to discuss currency concerns and stability of financial markets.

  • G7 cautions on hedge-fund risks

    News | Euro & Finance 12-02-2007

    G7 finance ministers discussed recent developments in global financial markets and addressed the potential risks to financial stability from the fast-growing hedge-fund industry.

  • 100 per cent debt relief for the world’s poorest

    News | EU Priorities 2020 07-02-2005

    The G7 finance ministers have agreed on as much as 100 per cent
    debt relief for the world's poorest countries. The multilateral
    debt relief will be "agreed on a case-by-case analysis”. 

  • G8 summit tainted by death

    News 20-07-2001

    The death on Friday of a young Italian protestor shot by police has achieved what both G8 leaders and the majority of peaceful protestors feared - overshadowed the real issues at stake. The massive security measures that were put in place by the Italian authorities did not prevent violence on the one day of the summit when no official demonstrations were planned. The mass demonstration planned for Saturday is going ahead despite the death and the organisors hope that issues such as debt relief and the fight against AIDS will get the attention they deserve.

  • Commission presents Genoa priorities

    News 18-07-2001

    Poverty reduction, debt relief, the UN AIDS and Health Fund, the environment and food safety are the priorities the European Commission set for the G8 summit in Genoa. Commission President Romano Prodi will attend the summit together with Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt of Belgium, the current holders of the presidency of the EU.

  • Bomb casts shadow of fear over Genoa

    News 17-07-2001

    An Italian policeman was injured by a letter bomb delivered to a police post in a suburban railway station in Genoa on 16 July. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack but it is believed to have been carried out by a group opposed to this week's G8 summit in Genoa. Up to 100,000 protestors are expected to travel to Genoa for the summit where they will be met by 16,000 police and soldiers hoping to prevent the kind of violence seen at last month's Gothenburg European Council.

  • Italian trade initiative blocked by Commission

    News | Trade & Society 26-01-2001

    European Commission blocks joint Italian-South African attempt to start new round of trade negotiations

Want to know what's going on in the EU Capitals daily? Subscribe now to our new 9am newsletter.