17/06/2013 - 18/06/2013
Where: Lough Erne, Northern Ireland
Topic: External relations and foreign affairs
The G8 summit will take place from 17 to 18 June in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland (UK) under UK presidency. 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.
The main topics on the agenda of this 39th edition of the G8, as set out by the UK presidency, are:
Advancing global trade as an engine for global growth and job creation facilitating trade in Africa;
Ensuring tax compliance, by pushing, amongst others, for a global standard for the automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation and improving the reporting of multinationals to tax authorities;
Promoting greater transparency regarding the revenues from extractive industries and forestry, land governance and government data.
Leaders will also discuss the global economy and will exchange views on foreign affairs and security issues. Food security, the transition in North Africa and climate change will also be important topics on the G8 agenda. All these themes will be of particular relevance also to the world's poorest countries.
The G8 summit continues to play an important role in shaping global responses to global challenges, complementing the global economic coordination carried out by the G20. The European Union is a full member of the G8, alongside with Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. European Commission President José Manuel Barroso participates for the 9th time in the G8. Last year's G8 summit was held in Camp David (United States) and the 2014 edition will be hosted by Russia.
Participation of the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, and the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, in the G8 summit in Lough Erne (Northern Ireland, UK), on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June 2013.
The summit will be preceded by a stakeholder event on 15 June 2013 in London to discuss tax, trade and transparency with business, civil society and governments. For the Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes will participate.
Press events at the G8 summit in Lough Erne: details to be confirmed.
G8 media accreditation has been closed. Please note that the G20 media accreditation deadline is 15 July. All media interested in covering the G20 Leaders’ Summit in St-Petersburg, Russia, on 5 and 6 September are invited to fill out the online press accreditation form at http://en.g20russia.ru/accred/.