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EU to discuss ways to 'renew and reinvigorate' relations with US in post-Trump era: report

EU to discuss ways to 'renew and reinvigorate' relations with US in post-Trump era: report
© Greg Nash

The European Union (EU) will reportedly meet on Monday to discuss ways to “renew and reinvigorate” its relationship with the U.S. after President TrumpDonald TrumpFBI says California extremist may have targeted Newsom House Democrat touts resolution to expel Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress Facebook to dial back political content on platform MORE leaves office.

According to documents obtained by Reuters, ambassadors from 27 EU countries are set to go over five policy areas in which they believe President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse Democrat touts resolution to expel Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress Science denialism in the new administration Jill Biden to offer input on helping reunite separated immigrant families: report MORE will be more likely than Trump to cooperate with them.

According to the news service, the five broad policy areas include: health, particularly fighting the coronavirus pandemic; economic recovery; working against climate change; promoting peace and security and upholding shared beliefs.

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“The arrival of a new administration and Congress ... is an opportunity for the EU to renew and reinvigorate its strategic partnership with the U.S. based on mutual interests,” the document reads, Reuters reported.

EU leaders will debate transatlantic issues during a summit on Dec. 10-11, the news outlet noted, adding that many European leaders were put off by Trump’s “America First” policies that led to the U.S. walking away from agreements such as the Paris climate agreement and the Iran nuclear deal.

Biden has said he plans to rejoin the Paris climate agreement soon after he assumes office. He has also indicated that he will try to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal, though military experts have said that reentering the original agreement may not be possible and that changes will have to be made.

Upon becoming the projected winner of the presidential election, Biden announced that "America is back" to the international stage, signaling a departure from Trump's policies.

When announcing his picks for his foreign policy and national security team, Biden said, "It's a team that reflects the fact that America is back. Ready to lead the world, not retreat from it.”