Global Policy

The G20 Presidency

Find coverage of the Germany’s G20 presidency here, with views from leading politicians and detailed analysis of Germany’s key policy positions.

News and Analysis

G20 Cleanup

Totaling Hamburg’s Fallout

The politicians have gone home, the citizens have cleaned up the streets, but now who is left to clean up the political mess the G20 summit left behind?

Morning Briefing

G20 Leaves Trail of Destruction

Violent protests surrounding the G20 summit left a trail of destruction in Hamburg. Trump dithers about a joint cyber security unit with Russia.

STEEL IMPORTS

Testing the G20’s Resolve on Trade

The major economies agreed to fight protectionism, but tensions between the EU and US over steel could torpedo the shaky consensus. The head of the WTO has warned of the risks posed by a trade war.

T20

Saving the World, One Proposal at a Time

Before the G20 there was the Think 20, a Berlin summit for leading think tanks that dream up solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. How realistic are the proposals being debated by G20 leaders?

Hamburg Clashes

A ‘New Dimension’ of Violence

Angela Merkel might claim victory by securing an agreement between leaders at the G20 summit. But violent protests outside the venue could have far greater repercussions for the German chancellor.

summit communique

G20 Agrees to Disagree

Outside, violent protests. Inside, Angela Merkel struggled for compromise in climate and trade talks pitting US President Donald Trump against virtually every other G20 member.

changing times

Can the G20 Help Europe Look to the Future?

A former US ambassador to Germany asks whether Europeans can pull together and prove that multilateral diplomacy still works.

YouGov Survey

Germans Think G20 Summit is Worthwhile

More than half of Germans consider this weekend's G20 meeting in Hamburg useful, according to a recent YouGov poll. But when it comes to handling money, the summit's leaders fare less well.

G20 Talks

Persuading President Trump

Faced with President Trump’s positions on trade and climate change, Germany and China have to speak with one voice to get him on their side.

 

In Their Own Words: Interviews and Opinion

Demographic Bomb

Changing Tack with Africa

All the talk of supporting Africa's growth at the G20 is worthless without addressing the continent's demographic problem, writes a Handelsblatt correspondent in South Africa.

G20 Summit

The World Shifts

As Donald Trump is isolating the US from the world, other countries are forming a new world order.

changing times

Can the G20 Help Europe Look to the Future?

A former US ambassador to Germany asks whether Europeans can pull together and prove that multilateral diplomacy still works.

G20 Talks

Persuading President Trump

Faced with President Trump’s positions on trade and climate change, Germany and China have to speak with one voice to get him on their side.

social progress

Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Inequality

How can G20 leaders create a more level playing field? An OECD sherpa and two economists say education, for starters.

G20 SUMMIT

The Russian Agenda

Moscow shares Germany's priorities on free trade and climate change, writes Vladimir Putin. The world community must also do more to fight cyber crime.

Merkel Interview

Time to Take Responsibility

In an exclusive interview, German Chancellor Angela Merkel outlines her plans for the upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg, including how she will deal with Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

Leaders Gathering

The Multiple Threats of Global Warming

Ahead of what could be a confrontational G20 meeting this weekend, Japan’s prime minister urges world leaders to urgently take action against climate change.

Handelsblatt Interview

Shared Prosperity Through Free Trade

Ahead of the G20 in Germany, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim says globalization, contrary to populist belief, is the best way to promote an inclusive economy.