Fasano, Italy, the recent G7 summit underscored the group's resilience amid internal challenges

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France: 15 June 2024:  In Fasano, Italy, the recent G7 summit underscored the group's resilience amid internal challenges, positioning itself as a stalwart defender of Western interests. Leaders of the world's once-wealthiest nations concluded their three-day meeting at Borgo Egnazia, a luxurious resort nestled in Puglia's southern hills. However, their global political authority was overshadowed by domestic issues plaguing many members.

French President Emmanuel Macron's party suffered significant losses in the recent European Parliament elections, prompting him to announce snap elections. Similarly, Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz faced criticism following his party's setbacks in the EU elections, with calls for him to emulate Macron's response. In the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak prepares for upcoming elections amid predictions of a decisive victory for the opposition Labour Party, while Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's approval ratings have plummeted to 38 percent. Meanwhile, Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida grapples with a prolonged political crisis, making him one of Japan's least popular leaders in decades.

Against this backdrop, the looming shadow of the upcoming United States presidential election casts uncertainty over the summit, with the potential resurgence of Donald Trump, a former president known for his skepticism towards Washington's multilateral agreements.

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