23 May 2016
G7 summit, Ise-Shima, Japan, 26-27 MAYBrussels Daily
On 26-27 May, Japan will host the meeting of the G7 leaders. The summit is expected to focus on economy and trade, foreign policy and climate change and energy. Leaders will also discuss counter-terrorism and the migration and refugee crisis.
Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, will represent the EU at the summit.
Economy and trade
Global growth remains an urgent priority for the G7. Leaders are expected to commit to further strengthening their policy responses, using structural, monetary and fiscal tools. They are also expected to send a strong message in support of free trade as a tool to promote jobs and higher living standards.
Tax transparency and financial regulations will also be topics of discussion.
Leaders will exchange views and seek common ground on the most pressing foreign policy challenges. These include the situation in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Iran and Libya.
They are also expected to discuss cross-cutting themes, like counter-terrorism, non-proliferation and disarmament, human rights or maritime security.
Migration and refugee crisis
The G7 will call for a global response to this global crisis. Leaders are expected to commit to increased assistance.
The G7 summit is a forum that plays an important role in shaping global responses to global challenges, complementing the global economic coordination carried out by the G20. It brings together leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and the EU.
This summit follows the G7 Summit in Germany in 2015 and the one exceptionally hosted by the EU in Brussels in 2014.