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G20 summit, Antalya, 15-16/11/2015

European Council
  • European Council
  • 15-16/11/2015
  • Antalya

G20 leaders met in Antalya, Turkey, on 15-16 November 2015. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and Jean Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, represented the EU at the summit.

The world's leading economies adopted a comprehensive agenda including the implementation of past commitments, boosting investment to drive growth and promoting inclusiveness to ensure the benefits of their actions can be shared by all.

We therefore call on all G20 leaders to show full determination in our fight against terror. Here at the G20 we have a special responsibility. There is no better forum in which to address terrorist financing.

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council

Following the brutal terrorist attacks in Paris, G20 leaders also reaffirmed the need to work together to fight terrorism. G20 leaders adopted a statement highlighting the need to address:

  • the financing of terrorism
  • the conditions leading to terrorism, including radicalisation and recruitment
  • the threat posed by the growing flow of foreign terrorist fighters

Leaders also agreed that the scale of the ongoing refugee crisis was of global concern with major humanitarian, political, social and economic consequences. It needs a coordinated and comprehensive response to tackle both this crisis, as well as its long term consequences.

On 15 November, they discussed development and climate change, the global economy, investment and employment strategies. In preparation for the upcoming COP21 climate change conference in Paris, the EU urged all sides to overcome their differences for a legally-binding deal.

On the second day of the summit, financial regulations, the international tax agenda, anti-corruption actions, IMF reforms, trade and energy issues  were discussed before the adoption of the Antalya Action Plan.

The 11th edition of the G20 summit will be hosted by China in Hangzhou, in 2016.

In the margins of the summit, Presidents Tusk and Juncker also had the opportunity to meet with other leaders, including, Prime Minister Davutoğlu of Turkey, Prime Minister Turnbull of Australia, Prime Minister Modi of India and Recep Erdoğan, President of Turkey.

At their meetings with Turkish leaders, EU leaders mainly talked about the EU-Turkey cooperation on the migration and refugee crisis.

EU priorities at the G20 leaders' summit

The President of the European Council Donald Tusk and the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker set out the EU's agenda for the summit in a joint letter sent to EU Heads of State or Government:

  • a collective response to the refugee crisis
  • jobs, growth and investment
  • youth employment and social inclusion
  • fight against tax evasion and tax avoidance
  • trade opening
  • UN negotiations on climate change

Programme of President Tusk

15/11/2015 09:15

Meeting with Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia

President Juncker also joined the meeting.


Joint press briefing of President Tusk and President Juncker

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and Jean Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, held a press briefing on the priorities of the EU at the G20 summit.


Official G20 welcome ceremony


Intervention on climate change

Working lunch

Family photo

Working session - 'Inclusive growth: Global economy, Growth strategies, Employment and Investment strategies'


Meeting with Prime Minister of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoğlu


Meeting with Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India

President Juncker also joined the meeting.

Reception and cultural Performance

Working dinner on the topic of “Global Challenges: terrorism and the refugee Crisis”


Intervention on the refugee crisis


Working session - 'Enhancing resilience: Financial regulation / International tax / Anti-corruption / IMF Reform'

Working lunch


Intervention on energy


End of the summit

The final G20 press conference of Recep Erdoğan, President of Turkey, was held at 15:30.


Meeting with Recep Erdoğan, President of Turkey

President Juncker also joined the meeting to discuss EU-Turkey cooperation on the refugees and migration crisis.

Last reviewed on 02/12/2015