Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, UK, USA - governments of the world's eight largest economies, emerged after the 1973 oil crisis. Was G6 until Canada and Russia added in 1975. European Union is represented, but cannot host chair summits. G8+5, Outreach Five or Plus Five - Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa. discuss issues of mutual or global concern. The range of topics include health, law enforcement, labor, economic and social development, energy, environment, foreign affairs, justice and interior, terrorism, and trade. International database on pedophiles and terrorists. France was first G6 President. US-2012, UK-2013, Russia-2014, Presidency rotates among all member countries.
G8 or Group of 8