18/06/2012 - 19/06/2012
Where: Los Cabos, Mexico
Topic: Economy, finance, tax and competition
The 2012 G20 Summit will take place in Los Cabos, Mexico, from 18 to 20 June. The European Union will be represented by the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, and the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy.
Ahead of the Summit, President Barroso and President Van Rompuy sent a joint letter to EU heads of State and Government to inform them about the key issues coming up for discussion at the G20 Summit. They stated that the EU should aim for results in four priority areas, as set out in the Spring European Council Conclusions:
1. Keeping growth and employment at the top of the G20 agenda;
2. Continuing to strengthen the International Financial Architecture;
3. Making substantial further progress on financial market reform;
4. Tackling food security and promoting development.
For a full version of the joint letter, see below under "The sources".
This 7th edition of the Group of 20 (G20) Summit of the world’s twenty major economies will be held for the first time in Latin America. Last year's G20 Summit took place in Cannes (France); the 2013 edition will be chaired by Russia.
The G20 brings together the world’s major advanced and emerging economies. Its members are 19 countries (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States) and the European Union. Together, they represent around 90% of global GDP, 80% of global trade and two-thirds of the world’s population.
18 to 19 June: Participation of the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, and the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, in the G20 summit in Los Cabos (Mexico).
Press events on the G20 summit to be confirmed.
Press material about the EU at the G20 will be made available in the week before and during the Summit.