Katharina Gnath

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Beyond Heiligendamm
The G-8 and its dialogue with emerging countries
by Katharina Gnath
While holding the G-8 presidency in 2007, one of Germany’s main objectives has been to improve cooperation with emerging countries. The Heiligendamm summit launched a two-year process to give dialogue with China, India, Brazil, South Africa, and Mexico on a more structured and long-term basis without enlarging the G-8 itself.
Category: Global Institutions, Law & Institutions, G8/G20, Germany, Central Europe, Europe

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