European Union members debated on Monday how best to “renew and reinvigorate” transatlantic relations after the departure of U.S. President Donald Trump, according to an internal document seen by Reuters.
Ambassadors from the 27 EU countries considered five broad policy areas on which they see greater opportunities for cooperation when Joe Biden takes over as president after four years of strained ties since Trump introduced his “America First” policy.
“The arrival of a new administration and congress … is an opportunity for the EU to renew and reinvigorate its strategic partnership with the U.S. based on mutual interests,” said the document prepared for envoys.
🇪🇺 🇺🇸 | The European Union has invited US President-elect Joe Biden for two summits in the first half of next year to discuss “strategic” issues.https://t.co/gUVz0s7drA
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