EU Coordination in International Institutions

Policy and Process in Gx Forums
Peter Debaere

This book examines the European Union (EU) coordination of the G7, G8 and G20 (Gx). Peter Debaere comprehensively maps out the different coordination processes for each Gx forum and assesses the procedures used, the actors involved as well as the evolution of the Gx forum over time. He argues that the dynamics of the EU coordination differ not only from one forum to the next, but also within single forums. Relying on exclusive interview material and an online survey completed by 160 government officials in the EU member states and institutions, the author highlights such dynamics, explores key issues in EU policy-making and the influence of the EU on international institutions.