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Jerome Hughes
Press TV, Brussels 
EU leaders have agreed that COVID-19, climate change, trade and security should take center stage as the bloc is moving to rebuild relations with the United States.

These ties were badly damaged under the presidency of Donald Trump.

Brussels and Washington will also attempt to preserve the Iran nuclear deal now that Joe Biden has taken office. Key figures in the EU have been heaping praise and best wishes on the new US President, Joe Biden.

During a virtual summit on Thursday the bloc's 27 heads of government agreed to re-calibrate multilateral cooperation with Washington.

Earlier, in the European Parliament, Biden's predecessor was discussed.  Many holding senior positions in the European Union are suddenly willing to talk tough against Donald Trump now that he has no power.

Is this what diplomacy looks like? Is this what cowardice looks like? No doubt citizens are drawing their own conclusions.  EU leaders have agreed their four priorities with Biden are to work on dealing with COVID-19, climate change, fair trade and also security.

Many argue the Trump era highlighted the extent to which the EU is under America's thumb.  Now that Biden is in the White House there is fresh optimism that the Iran nuclear deal, which Trump did all in his power to destroy, might now be saved.

Apparently, there is much to be gained.  EU foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, is due to chair a meeting of the bloc's foreign ministers this coming Monday.

The future of the nuclear deal will be discussed

Original Article Source: Press TV | Published on Friday, 22 January 2021 02:20 (about 40 days ago)