EU sees Biden presidency as opportunity to rejuvenate transatlantic relationship

EU sees Biden presidency as opportunity to rejuvenate transatlantic relationship
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European Council President Charles Michel on Wednesday said that "the darkness of violence" will not undermine democracy when commenting on the 6 January US Capitol riots, adding that American democracy has proven its strength, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"But the darkness of violence will never deem the light of democracy. Law, order, and democracy have prevailed over this disgraceful attempt to overturn the election. American democracy has proven its strength and resilience”, Michel said at a plenary session of the European Parliament.

Michel also expressed hope that the transition to the Biden administration on Wednesday will be peaceful.

"Today is more than a transition. Today is an opportunity to rejuvenate our transatlantic relationship which has greatly suffered in the last four years”, the EU official said.

The senior official has offered the United States to join forces and establish a new pact for "a better world”.

"On the first day of his [US President-elect Joe Biden's] mandate I advise a solemn proposal to the new US president: let's build a new founding pact for a stronger Europe, for a stronger America, and for a better world”, Michel said.

The official then named five fields the EU and US should focus on, namely, multilateral cooperation, the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, economics, security, and peace.

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