Published on Monday, July 8, 2019

G20: begin the beguine

The outcome of the G20 meeting in Osaka last weekend of June can be seen as positive; it was a kind of restart after the failure of previous multilateral meetings, with more details and emphasis on previously discussed issues and the addition of certain new ones.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • However, this does not mean either that a new beginning will stem from this point, or that expectations will end up turning into something tangible and positive, especially in regard to the confrontation between the United States and China.
  • The mere existence of a joint communiqué is noteworthy, even if it includes a paragraph in which the US reaffirms its position on leaving the Paris Agreement to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions vis-à-vis the other parties.

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