What does Joe Biden’s victory represent for the European Union?

Most European capitals have welcomed Joe Biden’s victory in the US elections. And in our program “The State of the Union” we analyze the consequences for the European Union.

The leader of the Popular group in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber, believes that it strengthens the position of Brussels in the negotiations with London on Brexit. “Boris Johnson can no longer tell British citizens that he is going to immediately close a big trade deal with the Americans. No one will believe him.”

But some governments, especially in Central Europe, have openly supported Donald Trump. According to former Greek Prime Minister Yorgos Papandréu, Biden’s victory “is a blow to anti-liberal leadership, because what Trump did was give the green light to a type of leadership that was and is authoritarian, undemocratic, immoral, unscientific. and highly polarizing “.

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