June 23, 2022: USA wants to increase pressure on Russia at G7 summit in Germany
Washington (AP) – According to information from the White House, the United States wants to increase pressure on Russia at the G7 summit in Bavaria because of the war of aggression against Ukraine. A senior U.S. government official said Wednesday that the United States will make “a number of concrete proposals” at the meeting that begins this Sunday. It should also show the usual support for Ukraine. In addition to other topics, the agenda also includes the consequences of the war on rising prices and on energy and food security around the world. “The G7 will also advance the vision of a world based on freedom and openness, not on coercion, not on aggression and not on spheres of influence,” the government official said.
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06/22/2022: Summit marathon marked by war
Berlin/Brussels (dpa) – This is a summit marathon that is rarely experienced. It will start next Thursday in Brussels with the heads of state and government of the European Union, and then continue in the Bavarian Alps of the G7 group of strong economic democracies and end after eight days in the Spanish capital Madrid , where NATO is re-realigning itself to want. . Nearly 50 countries from all continents are involved. But only three bosses will walk the entire route from start to finish: the President of France Emmanuel Macron, the Prime Minister of Italy Mario Draghi and the Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz. Only their countries belong to both the EU and NATO as well as the G7.
June 21, 2022: Scholz meets Biden on the sideline of the G7 summit
Berlin (dpa) – Chancellor Olaf Scholz wants to hold bilateral talks with all eleven participating heads of state and government on the sideline of the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau in Bavaria – with US President Joe Biden. A good six months after taking office, Scholz is hosting a major international meeting for the first time at the castle near Garmisch-Partenkirchen that has been turned into a luxury hotel. The summit will take place from 26th to 28th June and is embedded in the meetings of the European Union (23/24th June) and NATO (28th to 30th June). In addition to Germany and the USA, the G7 of economically strong democracies include the following five countries: France, Great Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan. Scholz also invited five guest countries: India, Indonesia, South Africa, Senegal and Argentina. He wants to strengthen the unity of democracies around the world.
June 20, 2022: DIHK: Make the G7 meeting for the climate club a starting point
Berlin (dpa) – The Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry has asked at the upcoming G7 meeting to set the course for stronger international cooperation on climate protection. “Collaborating on climate policy with a climate club can help to ensure that climate costs for companies between the economic areas involved are more aligned,” said DIHK President Peter Adrian of German Press Agency. The group of G7 states could be the starting point for an alliance of countries undertaking comparable climate protection efforts. “The common goal should be to make an ambitious climate club a key element of a successful global climate policy,” Adrian said. “We need international alliances when it comes to climate protection. Otherwise, we will not be able to make sustainable development here. This could result in the relocation of production areas at the expense of both climate protection and the European economy. .
June 19, 2022: Scholz wants to strengthen the unity of democracies
Berlin (dpa) – Chancellor Olaf Scholz wants the G7 summit to focus on strengthening cooperation between democracies around the world at Schloss Elmau in Bavaria. “It would be a special achievement if the summit could be the starting point for a new view of the world of democracy,” Scholz said in an interview with the German Press Agency. The understanding of democracy does not go far if one focuses on the classic West, i.e. the “Group of Seven” states. In addition to Germany, it includes the USA, Canada, France, Great Britain, Italy and Japan. “The big, powerful democracies of the future are in Asia, Africa and South Americas and will be our partners,” said Scholz, who is hosting the G7 summit from June 26-28.
06/17/2022: Selenskyj almost participated in the G7 summit
Berlin (AP) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj almost participated in the G7 summit at the end of June at Schloss Elmau (pictured) in Bavaria. A spokesman for the federal government said Friday in Berlin. The G7 summit of the leading western industrialized countries will take place from 26th to 28th June. Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) invited Selenskyj to take part in the summit on June 27, the spokesman said.
June 16, 2022: Selenskyj presents at the G7 and NATO
Kyiv (AP) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj will represent the interests of his war -torn country at the G7 and NATO summits at the end of June. He was grateful to have accepted the invitations to the top meetings, Zelenskyj said on Twitter on Wednesday night. At first it was not clear whether the Ukrainian head of state would leave his country for this or whether the video would be used as in other meetings. Overall, Zelenskyy saw huge growth in international support for his country, as he said in his video address that night.
June 15, 2022: The federal government plans a conference against the hunger crisis
Berlin (dpa) – Shortly before the G7 summit, the German government wants to hold an international conference to combat the looming world hunger crisis as a result of Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian wheat. The government is said to have been represented at the meeting with Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, Development Minister Svenja Schulze and Agriculture Minister Cem Özdemir at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin on June 24.
“Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine faces the world a hunger crisis of large scale,” the invitation said, according to a report by the newspapers of the Funke media group. Ministers from the G7 countries, the most important donor states and those from the countries most affected should come together to provide assistance and concepts against the impending disaster at the right time. The Russian Navy has been blocking Ukraine’s Black Sea ports since the war of aggression against Ukraine began more than three months ago. Ukraine, the fourth largest exporter of grain in the world, is stuck with its own stocks.
06/14/2022: Temporary border controls before G7 summit
Berlin/Munich (dpa) – Almost two weeks before the G7 summit at the Bavarian Schloss Elmau, temporary controls have begun on all of Germany’s borders with neighboring countries. According to the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the reason is increasing security requirements around the summit. Officers tried to keep restrictions as low as possible, a spokesman for federal police said. The measures should contribute to the safety of the population, but also to the peaceful course of the planned demonstrations.
The heads of state and governments of the G7 countries will meet at Schloss Elmau from June 26 to 28. Numerous demonstrations with thousands of participants are expected in the area. The G7 includes Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, USA, Canada and Japan.
June 13, 2022: Meeting of G7 science ministers in Germany
At a summit meeting, G7 science ministers will mainly discuss the topics of climate, health and protection with freedom of research. Federal Research Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger met her counterparts in Frankfurt am Main on Monday. “Science and research are central to our future: without research there is no progress and no changes,” Stark-Watzinger explains. The G7 countries also want to deal with the corona pandemic. “We as the G7 want to support and advance international post-Covid research,” the Federal Research Minister stressed. The results of the Frankfurt consultations should be summarized in a joint final declaration.