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2nd Fin Min & CB Governor's Meeting (FMCBG), 20 Apr Washington DC
Arkansas Democrat Gazette | 20 Apr 2022, 20 Apr WaPoo Clift's note

This week's meetings -- the first gathering of the G-20 since the war began -- are emerging as a gauge of how the world's leading international bodies will respond to Russian aggression. Many of the countries in the G-20 have condemned Russia, but some of its most influential members, such as China and India, have not. And many of the world's wealthiest nations, including much of Europe [BWAH!], remain heavily dependent on Russian oil and natural gas even after the invasion, highlighting how deeply entangled Russia's economy is with the rest of the world despite the severe sanctions the United States and its allies have imposed over the war.
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said Ariel Cohen, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center[,] "I understand a lot of the delegations are not professional communicators, but they can be trained. ... They can make Russia's presence there undesirable."
WaPoo | The U.S. will boycott some G-20 meetings to protest Russia's invasion , 20 Apr full-feature company news litter
many of the world's wealthiest nations, including much of Europe, remain heavily dependent on Russian oil and natural gas even after the invasion, highlighting how deeply entangled Russia's economy is with the rest of the world despite the severe sanctions the United States and its allies have imposed over the war.
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she [US Treasury Sec Yellen] will also voice our strong condemnation of Putin's brutality and make it clear that the benefits and privileges of the leading economic institutions of the world ... are reserved for countries that demonstrate respect for the core principles that underpin peace and security across the world," the Treasury Department official said.
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The quandary over participation in the G-20 reflects a broader, growing problem for U.S. policymakers hoping to influence a world with increasingly powerful economic competitors. The smaller G-7 group, mostly close U.S. allies, has been more unified in condemning Russia. But as countries such as China and India have grown in economic might, Western leaders have increasingly been FORCED to COLLABORATE with them TO SWAY the global economic system. That has raised the relevance of the larger G-20, though that body remains harder for the United States to influence.
vOLDaMorE BULLETIN, 20 Apr
The leaders of G7 countries held a videocall with European Union and NATO officials to discuss alternatives to NATO membership for Ukraine, INCLUDING A MODEL EXCLUDING the alliance's principle of collective defense, Politico reported on Wednesday, citing a French presidential adviser.

"Our country is ready to give security guarantees," the official was quoted as saying. "These are security guarantees which, in a way, are SIMILAR to those which exist in the European Union Treaty, BUT  which are basically different from the NATO model."

BONUS ROUNDs
G20 Sustainable Finance Private Sector Roundtable, 27-28 Apr 2022
"how the G20 can support scaling up private #SustainableFinance": equity roadshow!

PLUS representative democracies in triplicate

48th G7: CA, FR, DE, IT, JP, UK, US, EU
26-28 June 2022 program(me), Schloss Elmau, DE

17th G20: AR, AU, BR, CA, CN, FR, DE, IN, Indonesia, IT, JP, KR, MX, RU, SA, ZA, TR, UK, US, EU
"the pinnacle of the G20 process and intense work carried out within the Ministerial Meetings, Working Groups, and Engagement Groups throughout the year"
Heads of State and Government Summit, 15-16 Nov 2022, Bali

by Cat on Wed Apr 20th, 2022 at 05:02:44 PM EST
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