G7 to discuss Ukraine support amid attacks on infrastructure
04 November 2022 | 3:56 pm
The foreign ministers of the world's wealthiest democracies are meeting in Germany to discuss further cooperation on Ukraine, dependencies on China and Russia, and Iran's police brutality.
War, climate change, hunger, poverty and health will be on the agenda of the G7 summit in Germany. This will be a key opportunity for Chancellor Olaf Scholz to show strong leadership.
The G7 leaders are meeting for three days in Elmau, Germany. The summit has turned this idyllic corner of Bavaria into a high-security zone that has impacted local businesses and schools, as Sabine Kinkartz found out.
The G7 summit is set to kick off in Germany, with Western leaders facing up to a daunting set of crises — Russia's war in Ukraine and climate change top the list. As DW's Richard Walker reports, these issues are nothing new for the group of leading economic powers.
Germany's Olaf Scholz is hosting the G7 summit in Bavaria, where world leaders pledged $600 billion dollars to help low-income states build "climate resilient infrastructure." The Ukraine war is also high on the agenda.
Who has got who over a barrel? G7 leaders are pushing the idea of capping the price they pay for Russian oil and gas, effectively forcing Moscow to choose whether to supply at a discount or cut off the revenue stream of its pipelines.
Spiking food prices caused by the war in Ukraine are threatening to push more people to the brink of starvation. If G7 countries don't deliver on aid, poorer nations might turn elsewhere.
With the conclusion of their three-day summit, G7 leaders have agreed to develop a price cap on Russian oil and provide billions in food assistance to avert a hunger crisis caused by the war in Ukraine.
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The war in Ukraine has triggered a struggle for power and influence. Russia and China are challenging the existing world order. Western democracies are seeking to counter this and are looking for allies.
The Group of Seven summit has ended with only modest solutions to the global energy and food crises. The struggles of poorer nations were sidelined by Russia's disastrous war in Ukraine.
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