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Joint G20 letter: Improving global confidence and support the global recovery


In a joint letter to the 28 EU Heads of State and Government European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy inform about the key issues coming up for discussions at the G20 summit in Saint Petersburg on 5-6 September 2013.

They call on fellow G20 leaders to unite around a common purpose to improve global confidence and remain vigilant and proactive to support the global recovery and find the way to strong, balanced, sustainable and inclusive growth.

On the main priorities of the summit they stress that: 1) growth and employment need to be at the top of the G20 agenda; 2) financial reform needs to be completed; 3) the work on tax avoidance and evasion need to be pushed forward and 4) the reform of the International Financial Architecture needs to be completed and progress be made with the work on development, anti-corruption and Energy.

They underline EU action in these fields and set out their views on what the G20 should do to make progress in all of these areas.

The European Commission President and the European Council President represent the European Union in the G20 leaders' process established in 2008 after a joint EU-US initiative. The European Union is a full member of the G20.

The Russian G20 Presidency has extended the media accreditation deadline to 1 August.

Read the joint letter

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