THE EU AT THE G20
The Group of Twenty (G-20) is the premier forum for international economic cooperation. It promotes open and constructive discussion between industrial and emerging-market countries on key issues related to global economic stability.
THE EU AT THE G20
On 13 May 2010 Commission president Barroso spelled out his view on the EU priorities for the Summit (see MEMO/10/192). Mr Barroso said in this context: "The G20 remains a key vehicle for the EU to drive forward a reform agenda which tackles the challenges exposed and which commits our international partners to deliver, too. Recovery from the crisis and a shift to sustainable, responsible, growing economies and markets are shared goals that can only be delivered by a shared global effort."
On 17 June 2010 the European Council defined a unified EU position for the G20 summit .
The EU played a key role in launching the G20 leaders' process. It has also provided much of the political impetus and substantive thinking that has established it as the primary forum for global discussion and coordination on economic and financial issues.
PRESS RELEASES AND STATEMENTS
- 27/06/2010 - From G8 to G20: Introductory remarks by President Barroso
- 25/06/2010 - Introductory remarks of the President of the European Commission, J.M. Barroso, at the joint press conference with the President of the European Council, H. Van Rompuy, ahead of the G8 and G20 summits
- 23/06/2010 - "Securing strong and sustainable growth - President Barroso and President Van Rompuy set out EU goals for the G20 summit in Toronto
- 23/06/2010 - The European Union at the G8 and G20 summits in Canada
- 17/06/2010 - European Council - Brussels 17 June 2010 Conclusions of the Presidency
VIDEOS AND PHOTOS