Monday, June 8 marked the final day of the 2015 G7 Summit that was held in Schloss Elmau, Germany.
The Summit, hosted by German Chancellor Angele Merkel, provided an opportunity for heads of state and government of the Group of Seven (G7) members to come together to discuss a broad range of global issues within the framework of this informal group. President Barack Obama attended the Summit on behalf of the United States.
G7 countries have agreed on a binding 2 degree target for limiting global warming but critics say it is a mystery how the plan is supposed to work, particularly in light of a worldwide coal boom, which Oxfam says is costing the Global South billions. EurActiv Germany reports.
On June 7-8, 2015, Germany will host the G7 Summit. German Chancellor Angele Merkel invited the heads of state and government of the Group of Seven (G7) members to Schloss Elmau, south of Munich, where the leaders will discuss a broad range of global issues within the framework of this informal group. President Barack Obama will attend the Summit on behalf of the United States.
The Council of Europe’s expert group on racism and intolerance today (9 June) called for action to fight prejudice in Hungary and Poland, after publishing damning reports on the two countries.
Disunity on European issues within France’s governing party on European issues was once again laid bare at the party congress in Poitiers last week. Opposition to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is one of the rare points of consensus among the Socialist Party. EurActiv France reports.