G7 Summit 2019, Biarritz, 24-26 August

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The G7 Summit was taking place from 24 to 26 August 2019 in Biarritz, France. The theme of the 45th Summit was: "A G7 fighting inequality".

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France has held the Presidency of the G7 (Group of 7) since 1 January 2019. The G7 brings together France, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

On 23 August, French President Emmanuel Macron urged the G7 to lead the summit discussions with the 2019 Amazon wildfires.

The summit was marked by the surprise visit of the Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif and the group's commitment to provide €20 million to fight the wildfires ravaging the Amazon forest in Brazil. The leaders discussed about GAFA Tax, World Trade Organisation, a Peace Summit to come on Ukraine, Honk Kong, Iran and Libya. Donald Trump met for the first time the new British PM Boris Johnson.

French President Macron gave up on the idea of producing a joint G7 communiqué, in part to prevent Trump from sabotaging the final statement. Instead, a one-page set of conclusions was endorsed by the leaders.

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Commentary and Analysis
Wikipedia: 45th G7 summit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/45th_G7_summit
Euractiv, 11/07/2019: Let’s hold G7 leaders accountable to their promises on gender equality https://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/opinion/lets-hold-g7-leaders-accountable-to-their-promises-on-gender-equality/
Euronews, 22/08/2019: The G7 must stop fuelling inequality https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/22/the-g7-must-stop-fuelling-inequality-view
Eurotopics, 23/08/2019: G7: a sealed-off summit in Biarritz https://www.eurotopics.net/en/225703/g7-a-sealed-off-summit-in-biarritz
Euractiv, 24/08/2019: G7 Leaders, take a stand for Africa! https://www.euractiv.com/section/climate-environment/opinion/g7-leaders-take-a-stand-for-africa/
Eurotopics, 26/08/2019: Is the G7 format obsolete? https://www.eurotopics.net/en/225703/is-the-g7-format-obsolete
The Guardian, 26/08/2019: Biarritz was an empty charade. The G7 is a relic of a bygone age https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/26/biarritz-g7-syria-us-china-trade
Deutsche Welle, 26/08/2019: Opinion: Political craftsman Macron scores victory at the G7 https://www.dw.com/en/opinion-political-craftsman-macron-scores-victory-at-the-g7/a-50161543
Eurotopics, 27/08/2019: Macron: the hero of Biarritz? https://www.eurotopics.net/en/225703/macron-the-hero-of-biarritz
NewStatement, 29/08/2019: The absurd and frivolous G7 summit signalled the end of the world order https://www.newstatesman.com/world/north-america/2019/08/absurd-and-frivolous-g7-summit-signalled-end-world-order
Eurotopics, 29/08/2019: G7 or G8: Will Russia be readmitted to the club? https://www.eurotopics.net/en/226026/g7-or-g8-will-russia-be-readmitted-to-the-club
Politico, 29/08/2019: How the G7 fell for the Amazon scam https://www.politico.eu/article/amazon-rainforest-fire-scam-g7/

News
Euronews, 13/08/2019: What is the G7? A look at the economic summit coming to France this month https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/13/what-is-the-g7-a-look-at-the-economic-summit-coming-to-france-this-month
Bloomberg, 21/08/2019: Boris Johnson Needs Something From Everyone at the G-7 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-21/g7-summit-boris-johnson-needs-something-from-everyone
The Guardian, 21/08/2019: Emmanuel Macron aims to ease US-Iran tensions at G7 summit https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/21/emmanuel-macron-aims-to-ease-us-iran-tensions-at-g7-summit
Euronews, 22/08/2019: 'Our house is burning': Macron urges G7 leaders to discuss Amazon fire https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/22/macron-calls-fires-in-the-amazon-an-international-crisis
Euronews, 22/08/2019: EU hopes to ease trade tension with U.S. at G7 summit, official says https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/22/eu-hopes-to-ease-trade-tension-with-us-at-g7-summit-official-says
Politico, 23/08/2019: 5 storms (and a jungle fire) that could wreck Macron’s beachfront G7 https://www.politico.eu/article/five-storms-and-a-jungle-fire-that-could-wreck-macrons-beachfront-g7/
The Guardian, 23/08/2019: Merkel backs Macron's call for G7 talks on Amazon fires https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/23/amazon-rainforest-fires-macron-calls-for-international-crisis-to-lead-g7-discussions
Euractiv, 23/08/2019: G7 leaders to rethink capitalism as risk of recession looms https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/g7-leaders-to-rethink-capitalism-as-risk-of-recession-looms/
France 24, 24/08/2019: G7 leaders arrive for summit in France as global disputes threaten unity https://www.france24.com/en/20190824-world-leaders-gather-g7-global-disputes-threaten-unity
The Guardian, 25/08/2019: Macron hopes to convince G7 leaders to halt trade war and heal divisions https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/24/macron-hopes-to-convince-g7-leaders-to-halt-trade-war-and-heal-divisions
The Economist, 25/08/2019: G7 leaders discuss climate change, economics, Russia and Iran https://www.economist.com/europe/2019/08/25/g7-leaders-discuss-climate-change-economics-russia-and-iran
The Guardian, 25/08/2019: French climate activists protest as Macron attends G7 summit https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/25/french-climate-activists-protest-while-macron-attends-g7-summit
Euronews, 26/08/2019: G7 countries to provide $20 million in emergency funding to combat Amazon fires https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/26/macron-g7-close-to-deal-on-amazon-fires-on-final-day-of-talks-in-biarritz
Euronews, 26/08/2019: Iranian Foreign Minister meets with French President in unexpected talks during G7 https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/25/iranian-foreign-minister-meets-with-french-president-on-sidelines-of-g7-summit
Euractiv, 26/08/2019: G7 weekend sum-up: Trump deepens divisions by pushing for Russia’s readmission https://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/news/g7-wrap-up-trump-deepens-g7-divisions-by-pushing-for-russias-readmission/
Euractiv, 26/08/2019: Iran’s Zarif makes surprise visit to G7 summit https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/news/irans-zarif-makes-surprise-visit-to-g7-summit/
The Guardian, 26/08/2019: G7 summit: last rites of old order as Trump's theatre looms next year https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/26/g7-summit-biarritz-trump-theater-looms-next-year
The Economist, 26/08/2019: Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani talk about talking to each other https://www.economist.com/europe/2019/08/26/donald-trump-and-hassan-rouhani-talk-about-talking-to-each-other
Deutsche Welle, 26/08/2019: G7 summit in Biarritz winds down after three days of talks https://www.dw.com/en/g7-summit-in-biarritz-winds-down-after-three-days-of-talks/a-50172646
Reuters, 26/08/2019: Highlights: Leaders' closing remarks at Biarritz G7 Summit https://www.reuters.com/article/us-g7-summit-highlights/highlights-leaders-closing-remarks-at-biarritz-g7-summit-idUSKCN1VG1M9
Reuters, 26/08/2019: G7 offers emergency aid to fight Amazon forest fires https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-g7-summit-climate/g7-offers-emergency-aid-to-fight-amazon-forest-fires-idUKKCN1VG17G
BBC News, 26/08/2019: G7 summit: Iranian foreign minister attends unexpected talks https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49468985?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world/europe&link_location=live-reporting-story
Euronews, 27/08/2019: Here's what you need to remember from the G7 summit in Biarritz https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/26/here-s-what-you-need-to-remember-from-the-g7-summit-in-biarritz
Euractiv, 27/08/2019: Macron wraps ‘very unifying’ G7 summit with Trump https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/macron-wraps-very-unifying-g7-summit-with-trump/
Politico, 27/08/2019: Relief and trepidation as Trump looks to rebrand the G7 https://www.politico.eu/article/relief-and-trepidation-as-donald-trump-looks-to-rebrand-the-g7/
Politico, 27/08/2019: G7 struggle to lighten darkening economic outlook https://www.politico.eu/article/g7-struggle-to-lighten-darkening-economic-outlook/
BBC News, 27/08/2019: Amazon fires: Brazil to reject G7 offer of $22m aid https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-49479470?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world/europe&link_location=live-reporting-story
Euractiv, 27/08/2019: Macron announces Ukraine peace summit for September https://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/news/macron-announces-ukraine-peace-summit-for-september/

Official
European Council: Press Release, 24/08/2019: Remarks by President Donald Tusk before the G7 summit in Biarritz, France https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/08/24/remarks-by-president-donald-tusk-before-the-g7-summit-in-biarritz-france/
European Council: Press Release, 26/08/2019: G7 Leaders’ Declaration - Biarritz, France, 26 August 2019 https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/08/26/g7-leaders-declaration-biarritz-26-august-2019/

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