Group of Seven

Group of Seven in Europe

Description of Group of Seven (G-7)

The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes group of seven (g-7) in the following terms: [1] The seven leading developed countries – the USA, Japan, Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Canada – which since 1975 (1976 in Canada’s case) have met regularly at head of government and finance minister level, with the president of the EU in attendance since 1977, to discuss economic issues. The occasion is also generally used to add discussions of international political affairs, in which case the foreign ministers are present. In 1998 the G-7 became the G-8 when Russia (previously an observer) was accepted as a full member at the political sessions.

Group of Seven and the European Union

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  • G-7 and G-8

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Notas y References

  1. Based on the book “A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union from Aachen to Zollverein”, by Rodney Leach (Profile Books; London)

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