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The G7 seeks a southern revival


In times of social media and direct democracy, the meeting of world powers must come up with tangible and viable solutions or lose relevance.

In times of social media and direct democracy, the meeting of world powers must come up with tangible and viable solutions or lose relevance.

In May 2016, the chief of staff of the European Commission president caused quite a stir with a goading tweet: “#G7 2017 with Trump, Le Pen, Boris Johnson, Beppe Grillo? A horror scenario that shows well why it is worth fighting populism”. The tweet came from Martin Selmayr, a former spokesperson for the European Union government who has now become the ever-present right-hand man of the former prime minister of Luxembourg.

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