46th G7 summit

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46th G7 summit
Host countryUnited States[1]
Date10–12 June 2020
Venue(s)TBA
Participants Canada
 France
 Germany
 Italy
 Japan
 United Kingdom
 United States
 European Union
Follows45th G7 summit
Precedes47th G7 summit

The 46th G7 summit will be held June 10 through June 12, 2020 in the United States while it holds the presidency of the G7.[2][3] In March 2014, the G7 declared that a meaningful discussion was currently not possible with Russia in the context of the G8. Since then, meetings have continued within the G7 process.

On October 17, 2019, acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney announced the summit would be held at Trump National Doral in Miami.[4] The United States last hosted a G8 summit in 2012 at Camp David. On October 19, 2019 Trump announced it will no longer be held at Doral.[5]

Leaders at the summit[edit]

The attendees will include the leaders of the seven G7 member states as well as representatives of the European Union. The President of the European Commission has been a permanently welcome participant at all meetings and decision-making since 1981.

Expected participants[edit]

Core G7 members
Host state and leader are shown in bold text.
Member Represented by Title
Canada Canada Justin Trudeau Prime Minister
France France Emmanuel Macron President
Germany Germany Angela Merkel Chancellor
Italy Italy Giuseppe Conte Prime Minister
Japan Japan Shinzō Abe Prime Minister
United Kingdom United Kingdom TBD Prime Minister
United States United States Donald Trump President
European Union European Union Ursula von der Leyen Commission President
Charles Michel Council President

Gallery of expected participating leaders[edit]

Controversy[edit]

At the time of the announcement, Trump was the target of multiple lawsuits[6][7] alleging that he was violating the US Constitution's foreign and domestic emoluments clauses. Legal experts also believe that hosting the G7 at a Trump-owned property would violate the emoluments clauses and is unconstitutional.[8]

Trump did not take part in the climate discussions during the 44th meetings held in Canada or the 45th meetings held in France.[9] When the administration announced that the 46th meetings were to be held at the Trump property in Florida, they said that "climate change will not be on the agenda." The state of Florida is the state most vulnerable to the effects of global warming such as rising ocean levels and more severe storms.[10]

Notes[edit]

1.^ Ursula von der Leyen's term as Commission President starts December 1, 2019.
2.^ Charles Michel's term as Council President starts December 1, 2019.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Malloy, Allie (26 August 2019). "Trump says US may host next G7 at Trump National Doral Golf Resort". cnn.com.
  2. ^ McCarthy, Tom (26 August 2019). "Trump defends bid to host G7 at his Miami resort: 'I don't care about money'". theguardian.com.
  3. ^ "Prime Minister concludes productive G7 Leaders' Summit in France". Government of Canada (Press release). PMO. 26 August 2019.
  4. ^ "White House says Trump property will host next G-7 summit, dismissing concerns over ethics and optics". CBS News. Retrieved 2019-10-21.
  5. ^ Romero, Dennis (Oct 19, 2019). "Trump says his Florida Doral resort will no longer host G-7 summit". NBC News.
  6. ^ CREW_v._Trump
  7. ^ Sharon LaFraniere, U.S. Appeals Court Reinstates Emoluments Case Against Trump, New York Times (September 13, 2019).
  8. ^ https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/17/politics/trump-doral-g7-conference-emoluments/index.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ Teirstein, Zoya. "Donald 'I'm an environmentalist' Trump skips G7 climate meeting". Grist. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  10. ^ Holden, Emily. "Climate crisis will not be discussed at G7 next year, says Trump official". The Guardian. Retrieved October 19, 2019.

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