Penn State International Law Review

First Paragraph

In May 1998 the Finance Ministers of the G7 leading industrialised democracies, met in London to prepare for the May 15-17, 1998 Birmingham Summit. These ministers continued the work that had developed out of earlier summits. In this paper there is no need to review all of the many achievements from various summits since 1975's in Rambouillet, France. It is sufficient to note that as the cold war wound down economic and other concerns occupied the attention of the summit leaders. In the last few Summits the problem of crime has assumed greater importance in the Summit discussions. This has had a positive impact in law enforcement.