Improving confidence in the global economy, making decisive progress on the way to sustainable and inclusive global growth, countering protectionism and stepping up the fight against tax avoidance and evasion worldwide: these should be amongst the main results of this G20 summit.
President Van Rompuy said: "The European Union enters this summit in a much better economic shape than a year ago in Los Cabos. Our strategy for combating the crisis is bearing fruits but we will relentlessly continue our efforts as risks and challenges remain. The economic crisis has further stressed the need for all to pay their fair share of taxes. In St. Petersburg, the European Union will seek to advance in the fight against tax evasion and ensure the widest possible backing for automatic sharing of tax information."