EU aim to ‘renew and reinvigorate’ US ties after Trump

BRUSSELS: 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 EU should agree a set of concrete priorities on which to engage the new US leadership,” it said. - Reuters