Germany has the presidency of the G20 this year, and has put on the agenda topics almost guaranteed to rile the US president, including climate change, free trade, and helping migrants and refugees.
It makes up the 20 countries mentioned below:
- South Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
- The European Union, represented by the European Council
Despite the rise in nationalist and protectionist sentiment in the US, UK, and elsewhere, trade is still what powers the global economy. It accounts for just over 58% of global GDP, though that’s down from a peak of 60.9% before the 2008 financial crisis.