Ursula von der Leyen – EU Welcomes Biden Inauguration | Voice of America
Leaders of the European Union Wednesday hailed the inauguration of Joe Biden as a “new dawn” in America.
Talking on the European Parliament in Brussels, forward of Biden’s swearing-in because the 46th president of the US, European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen stated, “This time-honored ceremony on the steps of the U.S. Capitol can be an indication of the resilience of American democracy and the resounding proof that when once more after 4 lengthy years, Europe has a buddy within the White Home.”
European Council President Charles Michel was equally effusive however frank about how the U.S.-EU relationship modified underneath President Donald Trump. He stated, “At the moment is greater than a transition; at the moment is a chance to rejuvenate our transatlantic relationship, which has drastically suffered within the final 4 years.”
The European Council is the E.U.’s political arm. Michel invited Biden to attend the council’s “extraordinary council assembly in Brussels, that may be in parallel to a NATO assembly.” He stated European leaders wish to work with the U.S. on boosting multilateral cooperation, ending the COVID-19 pandemic, tackling local weather change, and becoming a member of forces on safety and peace, amongst different points.
The European leaders acknowledged the occasions of the final two weeks in Washington – the siege on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters. Michel stated Biden’s inauguration is proof the attackers failed and known as on Biden to work with Europe.
“On the primary day of his mandate I handle a solemn proposal to the brand new U.S. president: let’s construct a brand new based pact for a stronger Europe, for a stronger America and for a greater world,” he stated.