Tagesspiegel: Putin's invitation will be an insult to the G7

The invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the summit will be an insult to the G7, writes the German newspaper Tagesspiegel.

US President Donald Trump wants to reschedule the G7 meeting from June to September. In his opinion, it would be more convenient to hold a meeting in a physical format, rather than online. At the same time, the G7 no longer has the same significance as when it was created in the 70s. Now the share of G7 in the world the economy not even half.

The effectiveness of the summits and the sustainable long-term effect of the decisions made also raise doubts. For example, the G7 meeting in 2019 fell short of hopes for improved nuclear security relations between the West and Iran.

But despite the criticism the G7 is exposed to, the 2020 meeting is likely to be more important than ever. After all, the EU has already thought about the nationalization of entire industries, as well as the creation of a self-sufficiency regime in which external trade is minimized). And G7 is the right format for discussion, we are confident in the publication.

The physical meeting in September will be for Trump a foreign policy victory and a gift for the election. Please note that video conferencing cannot replace face-to-face meetings, even during a pandemic. Because it is in the fields of such conferences and summits that decisive interpersonal contacts often take place.

However, Trump’s attempt to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the meeting seems problematic. After all, this will be a real insult for G7 partners. So, the leaders of Great Britain and Canada have already publicly opposed the arrival of Vladimir Putin at the summit. Moreover, Trump is not the first time trying to give hope to the Russian president to return his country to the G7 club.
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  1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Alexander) 2 June 2020 16: 05
    And to accept fascists from Estonia in the EU is not an insult to the EU, but the Nazis are not cut off ?!
  2. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) 2 June 2020 19: 03
    Calm down already. For Putin, being in the G7 is an insult to himself!
    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter 2 June 2020 22: 44
      On this occasion
      From night to dawn
      Cry unlucky
      People are savages.
      And the poor cry
      And they curse misfortune
      On a day which is unknown
      In no year.

      What is there, on the G7, to do Putin? You can then read everything in the newspapers or special post.
      Is quite real. good
  3. Jozhik_2 Offline Jozhik_2
    Jozhik_2 (Jozhik) 2 June 2020 20: 32
    To take part in this boorish seven is an insult to Russia.
  4. Dear sofa expert. 2 June 2020 22: 39
    Oh my god, some correspondent of the Tagesspiegel newspaper Albrecht Meyer, decided to promote on behalf of Putin,
    Scribbled cheap gag, and this we are now discussing how the position of the Big Seven?
  5. It is the Western guys who want to arrange a collective public whipping of Putin. Refuse, Vladimir Vladimirovich!