EU-US Summit: A pact between the world's democracies for our common future and values
The Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament calls for a renewed and stronger Transatlantic partnership in order to tackle today’s global challenges and to untap the economic potential of our bilateral relationship, by dealing with older trade disputes but also seeking new areas for international cooperation that will shape the future.
Today’s EU-US Summit, the first since 2014, is a window of opportunity to remind the world how strong and crucial our value-based leadership can be - on issues like democracy, climate change, foreign and security policy, and a rules-based international economy.
Earlier this year, our political Group presented its Policy Paper on the Future of EU-US Relations focusing on issues such as 5G, emerging technologies, arms control, trade, nuclear disarmament, taxation including digital, climate change, energy security, the fight against disinformation, multilateralism and counterterrorism.
Dacian Cioloş (USR PLUS, Romania), President of Renew Europe Group, said:
“The United States are back at the negotiating table with a welcome willingness to resume a sincere and solid dialogue with the Europeans. The issues we must address together are well known: climate commitments, digital governance, fairer international taxation, balanced and appraised trade relations. We also attach particular importance to the defence of our values and the rule of law. We therefore strongly support the idea of a pact between the world's democracies. Faced with destabilisation and interference operations, our democracies must not only be in a defensive position. Let us unite to show the strength of our democratic model”
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