The G7 Summit will be held on 7 and 8 June 2015 in the Castle of Elmau.


Castle of Elmau (photo: www.wikipedia.org)

The G7 summit is the annual meeting of the Heads of State or Government of the world’s leading economic nations: Germany, USA, Great Britain, France, Italy, Japan, Canada.  The politicians meet annually since 1975 to discuss the most important international issues.

After the end of the Brussels summit in June 2014, Germany took over the presidency of the G7 countries and therefore determined the next summit’s location. On 7-8 June 2015 that will be about 100km South of Munich on the Castle of Elmau in Upper Bavaria (district Garmisch-Partenkirchen).

The G7 summit (originally G6, later even G8) was already held five times in Germany. In 1978 and 1985 it was in Bonn, then capital of Western Germany. The reunified Germany also hosted the summit in 1992 in Munich, in 1999 in Cologne and in 2007 in Heiligendamm.

In 1998 the G7 summit was extended to become G8 through the admission of Russia. Since March 2014 though Russia was excluded on the grounds of the Crimean Crisis, which brought the summit back to the G7 format . In the past few years the topics of nuclear power (after Fukushima), the rebellion in Arabic countries and the war in Syria appeared on the agenda.

These topics are determined by the host country (thus Germany in 2015) in advance. Decisive are the final declarations in which the G7 countries decide upon a joint approach.

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