Tatyana Firsova. Press center of the summit " the Big seven ", which will be held June 7-8 in the Bavarian Alps, was opened in the evening on the First day of the weekend in the room of the Olympic stadium in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
As stated Last news in the organizing Committee For the conference is accredited by about 3 thousand correspondents from around the world.
The summit takes place at ELMAU castle is approximately 20 kilometres from the press center. Correspondents have the opportunity to get into the castle only on special permits that are issued for a specific time and a specific event. Transport letter to Ellmau is closed, to get into the castle presses have Authorized only by special buses.
In just a few minutes before the Grand opening of the press centre, it started pouring rain. The opening takes place in the moment in a huge tent, where the building of the stadium can be reached by crossing under the awning. Correspondents from behind the shower had to run for the transition under umbrellas and traffic jams at the entrances Not all the time got to the opening. Correspondents welcomed Bavarian Deputy Prime Minister Ilse Aigner and spokesman of the German government Steffen Seibert.
Press is equipped with several large rooms, large working hall - 1700 square meters. Pedantic Germans from organizing Committee was transferred to the unit the number of trash bins 300 pieces, television monitors - 140, conditioners - 20 of 65 For heating and cooling. Do not forget to specify even number of doors throughout the complex - 177.
besides the number of doors and waste bins, the Commissioner of the organizing Committee said Last news That the correspondents in total, in the days of the summit harvested fifteen tons of food. And among them, 5 thousand sandwiches, 2 thousands of pretzels, 150 kilograms of cheese Bavarian varieties, 400 pounds of bratwurst and a ton of vegetables. That means That about your diet correspondents need Not worry.
it is expected That the first Sunday in Munich will arrive the head of Barack Obama. Then will arrive the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and the head of the European Council Donald Tusk. Then the Munich airport is Expected to take Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister of great Britain David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande.
The story of the group of eight dates back to 1973, then was soveshenee so-called "group of five" with the participation of financiers from the US, Germany, France, UK and Japan. 1st financial meeting in this format was held in France at the Palace of Rambouillet. In 1986, the group was joined by Italy and Canada.
in 2008, the "Big seven" has expanded at the expense of Russia, which in the beginning of 2014 took over the chairmanship in the group. It was expected That the G8 summit in 2014 will be held on 4 and 5 June in Sochi. But the leaders of the "seven" on 24 March on the sidelines of the nuclear security summit in the Hague has suspended the operation of the "eight" and refused from participation in the meeting of the G8 in Sochi because of Russia's policy on Ukraine and Crimea.
The organizing Committee on preparation and ensuring of the Russian presidency of the G8, for its part, decided from 25 March 2014 to stop for a while preparing for the summit. According to the German Federal Bank, the decision of the leaders of the G7 is due to " failures of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine by Russia ".
first Ukrainian authorities, as well as the United States and the European Union has repeatedly accused Moscow of meddling in Ukraine's Affairs. Russia denies it and calls such accusations are unacceptable. Moscow has repeatedly stated That it is Not a party to domestic conflict and is not privy to the events in the South-East, is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.