A new EU-US agenda for global change

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Series Details JOIN (2020) 22
Publication Date 02/12/2020
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Joint Communication published by the European Commission and the High-Representative of the European Union for Foreign and Security Policy on 2 December 2020, setting out the way forward for bilateral relations between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA).

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This document aims at setting a new transatlantic agenda following the change in political leadership in the United States with the election of Joe Biden as the country's new President. The guiding principles of a new transatlantic agenda are as follows:

  • The transatlantic partnership should work to advance global common goods, providing a solid base for stronger multilateral action and institutions. It will support all like-minded partners to join.
  • The EU and the US should pursue common interests and leverage our collective strength to deliver results on our strategic priorities.
  • We should always look for solutions that respect our common values of fairness, openness and competition – including where there are bilateral differences.
Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=JOIN:2020:22:FIN
Related Links
01/12/2020: EU extends a hand (or two) to Joe Biden https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-extends-a-hand-or-two-to-joe-biden/
CNBC, 02/12/2020: EU proposes a plan to revive U.S. ties and work with Biden https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/02/eu-proposes-a-plan-to-revive-us-ties-and-work-with-biden.html
Reuters, 02/12/2020: U.S., EU must end trade conflict, Brussels says in Biden wish-list https://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKKBN28C1PO

European Commission: Press Release, 02/12/2020: EU-US: A new transatlantic agenda for global change https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_2279
European Commission: College read-out by HR/VP Josep Borrell on the New Transatlantic Agenda for Global Change (2 December 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/READ_20_2292

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