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G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires in de avond, Argentinië
wikipedia/Patricio Dünkler
datum 30 november 2018 - 1 december 2018
plaats Buenos Aires, Argentinië
aanwezigen D.F. (Donald) Tusk, J.C. (Jean-Claude) Juncker e.a.

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G20 leaders will meet in Buenos Aires on 30 November and 1 December. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, will represent the EU at the summit. Argentina's President, Mauricio Macri, will host the summit.

The 2018 summit will mark the 10th anniversary since the first summit which took place in 2008 in response to the global financial crisis.

Argentina currently holds the G20's presidency. Its theme is "building consensus for fair and sustainable development' with 3 key priorities:

The previous G20 summit took place in Hamburg in July 2017:


The G20 brings together 19 countries plus the EU. G20 members account for over 80% of the world's gross domestic product (GDP) and they host almost two-thirds of the world’s population.

The G20 was established in 2008 amidst the global financial crisis to increase international economic cooperation. Since then, G20 members have been meeting annually to discuss a wide range of issues related to economic and financial cooperation.

The EU as a G20 member

The European Union is a full member of the G20 alongside four of its member states: France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom. In addition, Spain is a permanent invitee of the G20.

The EU has its own seat at the G20 table as it is one of the largest global economic areas with specific competences in trade matters, economic policy and financial regulation, development, energy and climate change.


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