G8 summit in Cologne 1999

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Memorial plaque for the G8 summit at Gürzenich in Cologne

The G8 summit in Cologne in 1999 was the 25th summit of the heads of government of the Group of Eight , or G8 for short . The meeting took place under the chairmanship of Chancellor Gerhard Schröder from June 18-20, 1999, for the first time in Cologne and for the fourth time in Germany.

The venue was the Ludwig Museum , the Gürzenich and the Roman-Germanic Museum .

Documents from the Cologne summit

  • G8 environment ministers meeting in Schwerin from March 26th to 28th, 1999
  • Declaration on the joint meeting of the foreign ministers of the G8 and the movement of the non-bound countries in Gürzenich on June 10, 1999
  • Conclusions on the meeting of the G8 foreign ministers on June 10, 1999 in Gürzenich
  • Strengthening the international financial architecture Report by the G7 finance ministers to the economic summit in Cologne , June 18-20, 1999
  • G7 declaration of June 18, 1999
  • Cologne Charter: Goals and Efforts for Lifelong Learning from June 19, 1999
  • Report by the G7 finance ministers on the Cologne Debt Initiative to the Economic Summit in Cologne , June 18-20, 1999
  • G8 Declaration on Regional Issues of June 20, 1999



Heads of State or Government of the G8 and representatives of the European Union
GermanyGermany Germany Gerhard Schröder
FranceFrance France Jacques Chirac
ItalyItaly Italy Massimo D'Alema
JapanJapan Japan Keizo Obuchi
CanadaCanada Canada Jean Chrétien
United StatesUnited States United States Bill Clinton
United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom Tony Blair
RussiaRussia Russia Boris Yeltsin
European UnionEuropean Union European Union Jacques Santer


The G8 summit in Cologne, which is also referred to as the peace summit in connection with the Kosovo conflict, forms the framework for the plot of the novel Lautlos by Frank Schätzing .


  1. ^ G8 information center of the University of Toronto: Economic Summit Cologne.