About: G8

Global Europe 23-08-2019

Ukraine, EU oppose Trump’s suggestion of readmitting Russia to G7

Ukraine's president backed leading European powers on Thursday (22 August) in opposing the readmission of Russia to the Group of Seven advanced economies, saying Moscow still occupied Crimea and was frustrating peace in eastern Ukraine.
Enlargement 14-12-2015

Linkevicius: Dealing with Russia is like playing football against a rugby team

Calls for returning to “normal dialogue” and re-establishing “pragmatic” relations with Russia only show that some in the EU have not learned the lessons of the recent past, writes Linas Linkevi?ius.
Europe's East 23-11-2015

Steinmeier: Russia is serious about solution in Syria

Russia feels increasingly under threat from developments in the Middle East and appears to be serious about cooperating with the West to resolve the war in Syria, Germany's foreign minister said yesterday (22 November).
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Digital 27-03-2015

Open Data: The Next Frontier

Robert D. Atkinson, president and founder of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, discusses ITIF's latest publication, Open Data in the G8: A Review of Progress on the G8 Open Data Charter. The paper was launched at the High-Level Roundtable on Open Data, hosted by the Lisbon Council, a Brussels-based think tank.
Global Europe 04-06-2014

Western leaders hold Brussels summit in snub to Putin

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.
Vladimir Chizhov, photo Georgi Gotev
Global Europe 04-06-2014

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

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.
A US veteran in a Normandy cemetery. Archive photo
Global Europe 07-05-2014

Putin to attend D-Day anniversary

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 Air Force One
Global Europe 26-03-2014

Obama pays first visit to EU capital

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.
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Europe's East 25-03-2014

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

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.
Europe's East 05-03-2014

Let’s return to the 21 February agreement, Russia tells EU

EXCLUSIVE / Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov advised the EU to return to the agreement signed on 21 February by the Ukrainian opposition and the ministers of foreign affairs of Poland, Germany and France, as a way to unblock the stalemate between his country and the West regarding Ukraine. 
Europe's East 05-03-2014

Chizhov: For Russia Ukraine is more important than G8

EXCLUSIVE / If the West decides to sanction Russia by boycotting the G8 summit in Sochi, this gathering of the world’s major players will not become a G7, but will simply disappear, and Russia will not see it as a blow, because it considers Ukraine as more important than G8, Vladimir Chizhov, Russia’s ambassador to the EU, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview. 
Development Policy 20-06-2013

G8 still has a mountain to climb on tax avoidance, but it’s made a start

Will anything change for developing countries as a result of the G8's agreement to tackle global tax dodging? Melanie Ward provides an answer.
Development Policy 19-06-2013

G8 summit mulls action on tax evasion

The world's rich economies said they would take a tougher stance on fighting money laundering and tax evasion but promised little in the way of specific new action at the end of a two-day summit yesterday (18 June).
Global Europe 18-06-2013

Putin faces isolation over Syria at G8 summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin faced further isolation on the second day of a G8 summit today (18 June) as world leaders lined up to pressure him into toning down his support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Global Europe 17-06-2013

Leaders to discuss trade, tax and Syria at G8 summit

UK Prime Minister David Cameron will today host the leaders of the G8 – the United States, Japan, Canada, Russia, Germany, France and Italy, representing half of the global economy – at the Lough Erne golf resort in Northern Ireland.
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G8 and development aid
Development Policy 14-06-2013

G8 and development aid

Leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) countries are meeting in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, on 17-18 June, under the group’s UK presidency. 
Development Policy 14-06-2013

INFOGRAPHIC: Russia lags behind G8 partners on development aid

Leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) countries are meeting in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, on 17-18 June, under the group’s UK presidency. This EURACTIV infographic shows how much each of the G8 countries spends on development assistance and how this effort compares to the country’s GNI. 
Global Europe 14-06-2013

Putin slams EU for ‘dependency mentality’

Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking ahead of the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland on 17-18 June, said his country would not follow the mistakes of Europe that led to the eurozone crisis. In a wide-ranging interview he blamed the EU’s "mentality” for endangering the economy and the “moral basics of society”.
Development Policy 11-06-2013

How lack of food security is failing a starving world

Starvation is a symptom of a larger problem involving land, health, power and ecological damage, writes the Guardian, content partner of EURACTIV’s Development Policy section.
EU Priorities 2020 25-04-2013

Cameron urges EU leaders to reach decision on tax evasion before G8

UK Prime minister David Cameron on Wednesday (24 April) called for his peers in the European Council to take decisive action on tax evasion before the G8 summit in June.
Digital 30-05-2011

The world’s most powerful join the digital revolution

G8 leaders face the difficult challenge of both maintaining freedom on the Internet and coming up with appropriate regulations on child protection and intellectual property rights, writes European Commissioner Neelie Kroes. 
Energy 27-05-2011

G8 summit urges stringent nuclear safety rules

Leaders of the Group of Eight want more stringent international rules on nuclear safety following the disaster at Japan's Fukushima plant, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said at Deauville yesterday (26 May).
Med & South 15-03-2011

France and Germany clash over Libya no-fly zone

France pressured G8 foreign ministers yesterday (14 March) to agree action on Libya and back its efforts to speed up a UN Security Council decision on imposing a no-fly zone, but hit opposition from partners like Germany.
Euro & Finance 02-07-2010

The Unaccountable G8

Accountability often goes missing following G8 promises, writes Jeffrey D. Sachs, professor of economics and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and special adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals.

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