Unfortunately, G7 still has not permanent Internet site. The sites that was created for yearly summits are often deleted or squoted. We have collected above links to archived copies.
We also recommend the site of Toronto University G7/G8 Information Centre with detailed archives of G7/G8 documents, lists of delegations and other stuff.
Origin: G6/7/8 summits grew out of the seed of 'White House Library Group' - regular finance ministers' consultations of USA, UK, France and West Germany (since 25 March 1973) + Japan (since mid-1973) later described as Group of Five. First G6 Summit (USA, UK, France, West Germany, Japan, Italy) was called at Rambouillet, France, on November, 15-17, 1975. Canada joined in 1976 to form G7. Two European Communities top officials take part since 1977. G7 countries define themselves as 'major industrial democracies'. In 1997-2014 Russia was another full member and G7 was G8. On March 24, 2014 former G7 leaders declared in The Hague Declaration that they will 'suspend (our) participation in the G-8 until Russia changes course and the environment comes back to where the G-8 is able to have a meaningful discussion and will meet again in G-7 format'.
Summits and chairpersons: Every year, usually in May, June or July, G7 convenes top level summits and the country that hosts the summit works as the G7/8 chairperson that year.
Terms of Office:
Justin Trudeau - Premier of Canada since 04.11.2015. Elections due in 2019.
Emmanuel Macron - President of France since 14.05.2017. Elections due in 2022.
Donald Trump - President of the USA since 20.01.2017. Elections due on November 3, 2020.
Theresa May - Premier of United Kingdom since 13.07.2016. Elections due on 5 May 2022.
Angela Merkel - German Chancellor since 22.11.2005. Elections due no later than 24 October 2021.
Shinzo Abe - Japanese Premier since 26.12.2012. Elections due in October 2021.
Giuseppe Conte - Italian Premier since 01.06.2018. Elections due on or before 28 May 2023.
Donald Tusk - European Council President since 01.12.2014 until 30 November 2019.
Jean-Claude Juncker - European Commission President since 01.11.2014 until 31 October 2019.