The United States and several European partners are looking into the possibility of expelling Russia from the Group of Twenty, the Group of 19 countries, and the European Union, which together make up about 90 percent of the global economy. However, the chance of this happening seems rather small.
The G20 is the platform par excellence where the world’s largest economies discuss cooperation in various fields: everything from climate change to international debt is discussed. Taking Russia out of the G-20 would be an additional signal, on top of the sanctions already in place, that the West is serious about ending Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
A big problem
Before US President Joe Biden’s visit to Europe, he was asked if Russia would ever leave the G-20. “It is not possible for Russia to get too deep into international institutions and the international community,” said security advisor Jake Sullivan.
A procedure is also being considered within the European Union. This tells an anonymous source within the European Union to the news agency Reuters“It has been made clear to Indonesia (the country that currently chairs the G-20, editor) that Russia’s presence in future ministerial meetings is a major problem for European countries.”
As it was announced earlier that Policy makers from Poland In how many US officials to transfer Russia to the group. Poland’s Minister of Economic Development and Technology, Piotr Novak, had already discussed the situation with Gina Raimondo, the US Secretary of Economy.
Despite common European and American opinion, Russia’s exclusion from the G-20 seems highly unlikely. To expel a member from the group, consensus is required. Thus, some of Russia’s allies, such as India, China or Saudi Arabia, can object to it. That is why the West is also considering not to organize any more G20 meetings in the near future and to solve the main problems in the form of the G7. This includes the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, and Japan.
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