European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk will represent the European Union at this year’s G20 Summit, under the Argentinian Presidency in Buenos Aires. The theme of this year’s Summit is “Building consensus for fair and sustainable development”.
Along with the EU, leaders from 19 countries (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States) will gather to mark the 10-year anniversary of the G20 and discuss key topics on the global agenda, ranging from globalisation, trade and economics to climate change, migration and the fight against terrorism. In a joint letter to Heads of State or Government ahead of the Summit, Presidents Juncker and Tusk set out the central role that the European Union is playing in shaping global affairs and championing multilateralism. They set out the EU’s key priorities for this year’s G20: Fair Globalisation and Trade, Stepping up our commitment to ambitious climate action, Harnessing the future of work, Building a more resilient international monetary and financial system, and Delivering on G20 commitments on counter-terrorism. President Juncker will take part in a joint press conference with President Tusk, currently planned on Friday 30 November at 9.00 (local time), ahead of the first of the two days of the Summit (exact time to be confirmed). Today, the European Commission also published a brochure “Facts and Figures about the European Union and the G20”. More information on the G20 is available here.