The world wants the US to guide the worldwide battle in opposition to the Coronavirus pandemic, EU’s high diplomat Josep Borrell stated, urging President-elect Joe Biden to tackle the function after the Donald Trump administration confronted acute criticism over its dealing with of the pandemic.
“This is the first global crisis in which the American leadership has been missing and the world needs American leadership,” Borrell instructed Reuters in an interview revealed on Tuesday, citing that the challenges the world faces would require “a lot of cooperation and quite a lot of resources.”
The bloc’s overseas coverage chief additionally burdened the necessity of rebuilding transatlantic ties after the “Trump era,” a name that was echoed by the Commission’s chief, Ursula von der Leyen throughout a debate on the European Parliament’s plenary session in Brussels.
Addressing MEPs on Wednesday, hours earlier than Biden was to be sworn in as the following US President, von der Leyen stated that the EU is prepared for a recent begin with its “oldest and most trusted” accomplice.
“This new dawn in America is the moment we have been waiting for so long,” the President of the EU Executive stated, as she laid out the brand new “forward-looking” transatlantic agenda of the EU.
“From climate to health, from digitalisation to democracy, these are global challenges that need renewed and improved global cooperation. And the European Union and the United States must lead from the front and bring an alliance of like-minded partners with us,” von der Leyen added.