This in-depth analysis was commissioned by the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) to inspire the 2020 Transatlantic Legislative Dialogue (TLD) between the European Parliament (EP) and the United States House of Representatives.
There is no way back for transatlantic politics; in recent years it has suffered severe setbacks that cannot be undone. Although the Biden win promises opportunities for EU-US cooperation, the EU’s drive for strategic autonomy will not stop here. It is high time to look afresh at the very foundations of the transatlantic partnership, in light of not only the politics of today, but also the structural trends in the global balance of power and the lasting institutional ties between the two continents. Above all, the transatlantic future needs a stronger EU.
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