EU proposes a plan to revive U.S. ties and work with Biden



Silvia Amaro | CNBC

LONDON — The European Union announced a new plan on Wednesday which seeks to improve relations with the U.S. ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden.

It’s been a tense four years of transatlantic ties, with President Donald Trump and the EU clashing over trade, defense, technology and foreign relations — to name a few points of contention.

As the new administration is due to arrive at the White House in January, the EU has not wasted any time and has prepared a new plan to reset that relationship.

“We are taking the initiative to design a new transatlantic agenda fit for today’s global landscape,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a statement on Wednesday.

“It is time to reconnect,” she added.

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