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G20 in China: Tusk and Juncker (EU), the world leaders’ agenda. Refugees, employment, investments, environment

(Brussels) In the run-up to the G20 due to be held in Hangzhou (Zheijiang), China, on September 4th and 5th, the presidents of the EU Council and the EU Commission issued a joint document today, in which they list some of the key items that will be on the world leaders’ agenda. According to Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker, the Chinese G20 “should keep playing a role in facing the international refugee crisis”; likewise, it should keep the “improvement of global employment, growth and investments” at the “top of the agenda”, and, “to make sure the benefits of economic growth are largely shared and inequalities reduced, the G20 will also have to keep implementing employment plans, with a special focus on youth and women employment”. The other items listed by the EU leaders include the fight against the financing of terrorism, the development of a “resilient international monetary and financial system”, the building of open trade and investment markets, and support to the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and the Paris Agreement on climate change. In addition to the host country, there will be the United States, Japan, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Turkey, Canada, Russia, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Australia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and the EU, in China.

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