The Group of 20 leading economic nations (or G20, for short) accounts for roughly two-thirds of the world population and 80 percent of world trade. Its leaders meet twice a year, mainly to discuss economic issues.
The G-20 came to replace the G-8 group of wealthiest countries in 2009. Member States: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States. This page is a collection of DW's latest content on the G20.
G20 finance ministers meeting in Germany have yet to find agreement on free trade and climate change, a draft document shows. German finance minister Schäuble saying he's confident the meeting will be a success. Many countries are worried Donald Trump's presidency of the US will usher in a new age of protectionsim and isolation.
"Protectionism is never the answer". The words of Germany's finance minister who held talks with his American counterpart on Thursday. Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, is in Germany ahead of the G20 finance ministers' meeting on Friday. But as Angela Merkel flies to meet President Trump, controversial trade talk was decidedly off the agenda.
Sigmar Gabriel has applauded the "active [role]" taken by his US counterpart, Rex Tillerson, at a G20 ministers meeting. The German foreign minister also took the opportunity to discuss European defense spending.