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Group of eight

the Group of Seven nations and Russia, whose heads of government meet to discuss economic matters and international relations G8

a group of eight leading industrialized nations (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, United Kingdom, United States) which meets to discuss economic policies and issues; also called G8

The world’s leading industrial nations (Great Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, and the United States) whose leaders meet regularly to discuss the world’s economic problems. Often called the G-8. In recent years their meetings have become the scenes of large and sometimes violent protests against the global economy.


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