The G8 summit will take place from 17 to 18 June in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland (UK) under UK presidency. The European Union will be represented by the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy and the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso.
The main topics on the agenda of this 39th edition of the G8, as set out by the UK presidency, are: 
• Advancing global trade as an engine for global growth and job creation and facilitating trade 
in Africa; 
• Ensuring tax compliance, by pushing, amongst others, for a global standard for the automatic 
exchange of information in the field of taxation and improving the reporting of multinationals 
to tax authorities; 
• Promoting greater transparency regarding the revenues from extractive industries and 
forestry, land governance and government data. 
Leaders will also discuss the global economy and will exchange views on foreign affairs and 
security issues. Food security, the transition in North Africa and climate change will also be 
important topics on the G8 agenda. All these themes will be of particular relevance also to the 
world's poorest countries.

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