President Biden Went to Europe, and All We Got Was …. ?

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Publication Date June 2021
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As Joe Biden began his first trip to Europe as US president, US officials were keen to stress that he is a “true transatlanticist” with decades of experience of European affairs, and that his visit is a signal that “America is back to work with our closest allies”. But Biden’s NATO and EU colleagues should not get carried away. Biden is above all an American politician, whose primary goal is to look after the interests of his voters before Congressional elections in 2022 and the 2024 presidential election – an aim encapsulated in his phrase “foreign policy for the middle class”. Nor will his successors necessarily share his interest in Europe’s problems.

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CER Bulletin: No. 156: Feb./Mar 2021: Transatlantic Relations for the Biden Era and Beyond
European Commission, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy: Dec.2020: A new EU-US agenda for global change

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