“Joe Biden confirmed this week that he would run in the next election, and America’s European allies knew exactly what that meant for the future of transatlantic relations.” Opinion article CNN.
At the same time, according to the newspaper, many people in Europe felt relief after Biden’s victory in 2020, because personally, “a traditional democratic leader has arrived in the White House.”
Does America have a different interest?
It was also reported in the press that Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized his European allies, which is why the article notes that the Europeans have not fully gotten over the Trump years.
After all, when they talk to European diplomats and officials, the issue of “trust” often comes up. And here we must understand trust in the intentions of the American ally, and not just trust in democracy.
On January 6th (during the election), we looked at the division of the country, and wondered if we could trust that the “America First” protectionist platform would not gain traction in America.
“We simply cannot afford to be over-reliant on an ally we cannot trust to be stable,” a senior European diplomat told CNN. The paper clearly establishes the breaking point between the United States and Europe on the former Republican president.
Another is the interest of Europe
According to CNN, this lack of trust and, in part, public suspicion of the United States is behind Europe’s so-called “strategic autonomy” agenda, which aims primarily for the EU to develop an independent foreign policy and be less. dependent on Washington. An essential part of this is for Europe to maintain close economic relations with China.
This is unacceptable to both major American parties.
French President Emmanuel Macron recently laid out his vision for strategic autonomy, but according to CNN, there have been inconsistencies, especially regarding what Europe would do if China invaded Taiwan.
The paper explains: The fact is that European concerns about modern America have led even the biggest Sino-skeptics in the EU to accept:
Europe must treat Beijing differently than it does Washington.
This does not mean that all EU countries are satisfied with this new reality. Some see risks in the Chinese markets. But according to the opinion piece, even the top Atlantic analysts say China relations should be curtailed, not eliminated. The thesis concludes that European officials will be happier if Biden wins a second term than if Ron DeSantis or Trump becomes the next president of the United States.
A slight break in US-Hungarian relations as well
While 40 percent of Hungarians would strengthen relations, 26 percent would keep Hungarian-US relations at the same level, but this does not mean that the Hungarian government has a good relationship with the current US administration.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban emphasized in his radio interview in mid-April that Hungary is trying to cooperate with Washington, a friend and ally of the country. He also noted that both countries are Christian. He also added: He does not remember American companies giving as many jobs to Hungarians as they do now.
However, America is not united now, the country is becoming more and more divided, and if there is a Democrat president, our relations are more difficult, and if there is a Republican, they are easier.
– stated the Prime Minister, also noting that Hungary cooperates with the US government, which is elected by US citizens.
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