This is one of the consequences of the coronavirus.
There will be no handshake with Joe Biden next week in Brussels.
And therefore no comparison possible with those, harsh and sometimes painful, of his predecessor, Donald Trump.
In any case, it is a very different man that the Europeans will welcome for the first time in flesh and blood, at NATO headquarters and then at the Council, for an EU-US summit.
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Joe Biden will only meet on Tuesday Charles Michel and Ursula von der Leyen, the presidents of the European Council and of the Commission.
Four major chapters are on the program: the Covid, the climate, the strengthening of trade and technological cooperation and, of course, an important foreign affairs component aimed at
"building a more democratic, peaceful and secure world",
according to the very phrase. American draft declaration.
It is a question of defining a work program and identifying possible convergences
", confides a diplomat.
The EU and the United States
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