European Parliament President David Sassoli has expressed the union’s readiness to work with the brand new US administration with the purpose of constructing a stronger transatlantic partnership, after the inauguration of President-elect Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris.
“This new administration marks the beginning of a new era for transatlantic relations. The world needs a strong relationship between Europe and the United States,” Sassoli mentioned in a press release issued on Wednesday.
The two sides might work collectively to deal with the challenges societies face “in a moment of profound change and increasing uncertainty”, together with local weather change, digital transformation, inequalities and prominently, the Coronavirus pandemic.
“Working together, we can better tackle the challenges that we are faced with: the fight against climate change and the loss of biodiversity, responding to the digital transformation in a radically democratic way, and combatting unacceptable and increasing inequalities,” Sassoli mentioned.
Whilst recalling the current occasions within the US capitol, which demonstrated that “democracies are fragile systems, and “in order for them to function they must be defended,” the EU Parliament president mentioned he has “faith in the US model of democracy and its institutions.”
He additionally welcomed Biden’s move to return to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and to rejoin the Paris Agreement, as Biden signed sweeping govt orders on his first day within the Oval workplace, reversing his predecessor’s choices.
“Only together can we build a greener and fairer world,” Sassoli concluded.