“This is a meeting for discussions, but it is very unlikely to have any decisions.”
Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports on this weekend’s G7 Summit in Biarritz, France, where leaders from the US, UK, Germany, Italy, Japan, Iran, and Canada met to discuss the issues currently plaguing the world. One of the hot topics was US President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods, and his more recent threat to wage tariffs on French wine. French President Emmanuel Macron apparently took Trump aside for a long lunch shortly after his arrival, in order to try and persuade him to join the other members of the summit on a variety of ideological fronts. Including, of course, Trump’s war on wine, which came about in response to a recent measure by Macron that will levy taxes on digital giants, called the GAFA tax.
Between fires in the Amazon, Iranian nukes, and Brexit, there’s a lot to be discussed, and even more to be decided. But at the very least, we know that the European Council will fight for the right of Americans to have access to a nice Cabernet.