What to Expect – and Not Expect – at the Upcoming G7 Summit in Biarritz
What to Expect – and Not Expect – at the Upcoming G7 Summit in Biarritz

by Claudia Schmucker

French President Emmanuel Macron hosts the 45th G7 summit in Biarritz on August 24-26, 2019. The “Group of 7” is an important informal meeting of seven large industrial countries, including France, the United States, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, and Japan. The forum addresses global challenges such as trade, foreign policy, and climate change. Claudia Schmucker explains why the issues of climate and trade may hamper a joint final communiqué.

Publications

  • The Unraveling of the Shanghai “Deal”

    US-China Trade-cum-Currency Conflict comes to Europe

    von Shahin Vallée | China, Economy and Currency
    DGAPviewpoint 21 (August 2019), 2 pp.

    The Unraveling of the Shanghai “Deal”

    The trade conflict between the US and China has now clearly escalated into the currency realm. This will force Europe to respond to avert being the “variable of adjustment” for an economic conflict from which it cannot remain an innocent bystander.

  • Mission Possible in the Strait of Hormuz

    Giving a flat “no” to a naval mission to protect shipping in the Persian Gulf does not solve Germany’s dilemmas.

    von Henning Riecke
    Berlin Policy Journal, 2. August 2019

    Mission Possible in the Strait of Hormuz

    The German government has just decided not to back a US-led mission to protect the shipping lanes in the Persian Gulf. It will now find it harder to work for its interests in the region.

  • How Europe’s populists lost EU game of thrones

    von Sławomir Sierakowski | European Union
    Project Syndicate, Online, July 29, 2019

    In the European Union’s leadership negotiations this month, populist governments failed not only to act as spoilers, but also to secure any concessions at all. They now have every reason to worry that they will be held accountable for their routine violations of the rule of law when EU funds are disbursed.

Events

East and West in a Troubled Union: Moving forward after the European Parliament Election
09/05/2019 | 12:00 - 13:30 | DGAP | Elections
Category: Elections, European Union
European Election Outlook: What to expect from the big reshuffle of the European Parliament
Town Hall Debate
07/05/2019 | 09:00 - 10:30 | DGAP | Elections
Category: Elections, European Union
A new Big Three in the EU: The Franco-German tandem – and Spain?
Early Bird Breakfast
30/04/2019 | 08:30 - 10:00 | DGAP | Spain, Elections
Category: Elections, Spain