Biden arrives in Europe
As he prepares to meet with European leaders over the next week, President Biden will try to rally an alliance shaken by the previous administration, in which Donald Trump disparaged and unwound traditional relationships as he embraced autocrats like Vladimir Putin of Russia.
Biden arrives in Europe with considerable good will simply by not being Trump. But as the oldest U.S. president in history, he cannot escape lingering doubts about his durability. And he has a daunting agenda: resurrecting a shaken relationship; coaxing European partners toward coordinated policies on Russia, China, global warming and the coronavirus; and then confronting Putin.
The U.S. and the E.U. are also working toward an agreement that would settle long-running disputes over subsidies and tariffs that set off a trade war during the Trump administration. Both sides are hoping to reach a settlement by July.
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