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G7 di agosto in Francia. Trump non vi andrebbe.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-06-07.

Merkel Trump G7

Son passati i tempi nei quali il G7 riuniva i potenti della terra, che disponevano a piacer loro. Con Frau Merkel con i pugni sulla tavola a far rigar diritto quei fetusi che non condividevano le sue opinioni.

Le divergenze di opinioni tra Mr Trump ed i sui colleghi del G7 dovrebbe essere cosa nota, così come l’intrinseca debolezza interna di Mr Macron e di Frau Merkel. Il Canada ha il primo ministro in attesa dei risultati elettorali e con ben poche possibilità di essere rinnovato. L’Unione Europea sarebbe rappresentata anche essa da un personaggio uscente.

Sembrerebbe quindi lecito domandarsi a cosa ancora esso serva. Senza Cina, Russia, India e Brasile un summit di quel tipo avrebbe una capacità operativa, sempre poi che si trovasse un accordo, virtualmente nulla.

«A G7 foreign ministers meeting held in Britanny earlier this year was overshadowed when U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo chose not to attend, underscoring how tough agreeing common ground between allies has become at the annual big power summit»

«U.S. President Donald Trump did not confirm he would attend August’s summit of the G7 group of rich nations in southwestern France city of Biarritz»

«Macron and Trump have had a difficult relationship, at odds over the American’s unilateralist approach to trade, climate change and a nuclear deal with Iran»

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A quanto potrebbe sembrare. Mr Trump snobba il G7, senza nemmeno curarsi di dir loro che non ci andrà.

Non è tipo da farsi prendere a pesci in faccia.


Reuters. 2019-06-06. Doubts persist over Trump attendance at French G7 summit: French official

U.S. President Donald Trump did not confirm he would attend August’s summit of the G7 group of rich nations in southwestern France city of Biarritz when he met President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, a French official said.

A G7 foreign ministers meeting held in Britanny earlier this year was overshadowed when U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo chose not to attend, underscoring how tough agreeing common ground between allies has become at the annual big power summit.

Along with the United States, France and Britain, the group includes Japan, Germany, Italy, Canada and the European Union.

Tensions between the United States and its European allies have meant that where they were once largely in accord, they now seek the lowest common denominator at international gatherings.

Trump briefly set aside his testy relationship with Macron on Thursday, heaping praise on U.S. war veterans in a speech to mark the 75th D-Day anniversary and steering clear of issues that might rile Europe.

Macron and Trump have had a difficult relationship, at odds over the American’s unilateralist approach to trade, climate change and a nuclear deal with Iran.

On Thursday, Trump spoke of an “outstanding” relationship, while Macron described their bond as “extremely strong”.

However, when asked whether Trump had committed to attending this year’s G7 summit, a French official debriefing reporters after the meeting said that was still unclear.

“You’d have to ask him (Trump) the question. It’s important for us that he is in Biarritz and we are hopeful he’ll be there,” the official said.

In 2018, Trump threw the efforts of other leaders to show a united front into disarray by leaving early, backing out of a joint communique and criticizing his Canadian host.