About: transatlantic relations

Global Europe 13-09-2021

EU-US relations: In search of common ground?

The message of US President Joe Biden’s first overseas Europe tour has been clear: America is back, and Western alliances are not broken. But for Europeans, the realisation has come that after four acrimonious years under the Trump administration, Biden’s...
Global Europe 28-07-2021

Biden to tap ex-ambassador Gitenstein as EU envoy

President Joe Biden has nominated former US ambassador Mark Gitenstein to serve as ambassador to the European Union, the White House said on Tuesday (27 July).
Global Europe 12-07-2021

Biden to host Merkel at White House in push to improve ties

US President Joe Biden will host a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel next Thursday (15 July) to affirm "deep and enduring" ties between the NATO allies while also tackling some areas of disagreement, the White House said on Friday.
Global Europe 24-06-2021

EU envoy urges US to ease travel restrictions

The European Union's top diplomat in Washington said the United States should safely ease COVID-19 travel restrictions on Europeans, calling it a mistake to prevent European business executives from overseeing their US investments.
Global Europe 17-06-2021

Biden’s visit: What does it mean to rejoin Europe?

Given that Europe is not inclined to make the painful decisions that a modernized relationship requires, it is hard to understand what a return to Europe means, except for having dinner with some interesting people, writes George Friedman.
Global Europe 11-06-2021

America may be ‘back’ at G7, but allies’ doubts about US democracy linger

After the tumultuous years for the transatlantic relationship under Donald Trump, Joe Biden's promise that "America is back" as he meets Western allies are a welcome relief. But they're not enough, diplomats and foreign policy experts say.
Global Europe 26-03-2021

EU says after Biden meeting: Let’s safeguard global security together

The European Union and the United States must together safeguard global security, democracy and stability, European Council President Charles Michel said on Thursday (25 March) after chairing an EU summit that US President Joe Biden joined briefly. Michel said the...
Global Europe 10-03-2021

Silver fox Biden quietly triumphs in first 50 days

Joe Biden hasn’t done a press conference, maintains a vanilla Twitter presence, and, as detractors love to repeat, is the oldest man to become US president. Yet in under 50 days, the quiet veteran is racking up formidable victories. This...
Global Europe 10-03-2021

Germany wants common sanctions policy with the US

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Tuesday (9 March), in his first major speech on transatlantic relations since new US President Joe Biden took office, urged a reset with the US. However, he did not address the main bone of...
Global Europe 22-02-2021

Biden declares America, transatlantic alliance ‘back’

President Joe Biden declared the "transatlantic alliance is back" Friday (19 February) in a powerful speech seeking to reestablish the United States as leader of the West against what he called a global assault on democracy.
Global Europe 16-02-2021

In NATO debut, Biden’s Pentagon aims to rebuild trust damaged by Trump

President Joe Biden's administration will use a NATO defense gathering this week to begin what is expected to be a years-long effort to rebuild trust with European allies shaken by Donald Trump's "America First" foreign policy.
Global Europe 29-01-2021

The best basis for re-setting EU-US relations

What’s the quickest win for the Biden Administration and Europeans looking to turn a page after years of turmoil?  Daniel S. Hamilton has the answer: settle the Boeing-Airbus dispute.
Global Europe 27-01-2021

NATO prepares first summit with US President Biden

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday (26 February) he had spoken with US President Joe Biden about preparing the alliance's next summit and discussed challenges including terrorism, Russian assertiveness and China's rising power.
Global Europe 25-01-2021

Paris says Biden, Macron in agreement on COVID, climate change

French President Emmanuel Macron and new US President Joe Biden are in agreement on climate change and how to fight coronavirus, the Élysée palace said on Sunday (24 January).
Global Europe 20-01-2021

EU calls on Biden to form ‘new transatlantic pact’

Hours before Joe Biden was to be sworn in as the next US president on Wednesday (20 January), EU leaders extended the invitation to cooperate more closely but also warned that four years of the Trump administration had changed the nature of transatlantic ties.
Global Europe 14-12-2020

Borrell dreams of ‘making multilateralism great again’

In a strategic article published on Monday, the EU chief diplomat, Josep Borrell, depicts the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on world affairs, warning of growing divergences between world players, backsliding in terms of global poverty and strengthening of the authoritarian regimes.
Global Europe 03-12-2020

How European sovereignty can survive Joe Biden

Europeans need to use the fillip to transatlantic relations brought by Joe Biden's election win to become the kind of capable partner Biden’s America will want and need, writes Jeremy Shapiro.
Politics 03-12-2020

Ex-French president Giscard d’Estaing dies of COVID at 94

Former French president Valery Giscard d'Estaing, a leading advocate of European integration who led his country into a new modern era, has died of Covid-19, his family said. He was 94.
Global Europe 02-12-2020

Can Europe and America rebuild a rules-based world order?

The first major test to revive liberal internationalism is likely to be the UN climate change summit in Glasgow next autumn, which should adopt an agreement with teeth, with enforceable rules and penalties for non-compliance, writes David Clark.
Global Europe 02-12-2020

Renewed EU-US alliance to focus on climate, digital, ‘strategic autonomy’

The EU’s chief diplomat Josep Borrell proposed a plan on Wednesday (2 December) for a renewed alliance between the EU and the US under President-elect, Joe Biden, based on greater climate cooperation and new efforts to smooth out commercial and digital friction.

Spain’s PM sides with Germany over importance of US security role

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez backed Germany's view that Europe would not be able to provide for its own security without US and NATO help, distancing him from a call by France for an independent European defence strategy.
Global Europe 24-11-2020

Germans have lost faith in US democracy but have hopes for Biden, new poll shows

The recent election in the United States has left many Germans concerned for the state of US democracy, according to a new poll. In spite of this, Germany remains hopeful President-elect Joe Biden will stabilise the relationship. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 24-11-2020

Biden pushes new approach to EU in calls to leaders

US President-elect Joe Biden spoke with the heads of the European Union institutions and NATO on Monday (23 November) in a round of calls seen as part of his efforts to repair tattered transatlantic ties.
Global Europe 16-11-2020

Macron: Europe needs its own sovereignty in defence, even with new US government

Europe still needs its own independent and sovereign defence strategy, even if it is dealing with a new US government which may result in friendlier ties, French President Emmanuel Macron told the "Revue Grand Continent" publication.