German Chancellor Angela Merkel was among the first European leaders to congratulate Jor Biden on his victory: “He can’t wait for future co-operation with President Biden.” “Our transatlantic friendship is irreplaceable if we master the great challenges of our times.” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas welcomed the election of Joe Biden as president of the United States on Saturday, saying he wants “a new beginning” in the transatlantic relationship that was in turmoil during Donald Trump’s term.
“We want to invest in our cooperation (with the new American president, no.), For a new beginning in the transatlantic relationship, a + new agreement +”, the head of diplomacy wrote on Twitter, while vice-chancellor Olaf Scholz was delighted to open ” a new chapter in the transatlantic relationship ”. Donald Trump had announced a reduction in troops stationed in Germany to 25,000.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen “warmly congratulates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their presidential elections.” “The EU and the US are friends and allies, our citizens share the deepest ties. I look forward to working with President-elect Biden. “
US President Donald Trump has strained relations with many of his country’s longtime European allies. It is hoped in the EU that a possible victory for Joe Biden could turn things around. Transatlantic relations have suffered greatly during the four years of Donald Trump’s presidency. However, Janis Emmanouilidis believes there is still hope for a resumption of the partnership, but only if victory in the US presidential election goes to Democratic candidate Joe Biden. NATO leaders chia promised a NATO summit in March if Biden wins.
The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, also congratulated the two winners. “Americans have elected their president. Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris! We have much to do to overcome today’s challenges. Let’s work together! ”
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulates Joe Biden on his election as president and Kamala Harris on his historic performance. “The United States is our most important ally, and I look forward to working together on common priorities from climate change to trade and security,” Johnson said.
But Boris Johnson is not feeling well. A month ago, when he received signals that Trump had every chance of losing, he told ministers that he needed to form a relationship with Joe Biden. If Trump supported Brexit, Joe Biden did not agree with the UK’s move led by Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Fidesz, the party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, on Saturday expressed hope that US President-elect Joe Biden would not destroy the good relations between Budapest and Washington during the term of US President Donald Trump.
Orban was the only leader in the European Union to support Trump during the 2016 election campaign, but also in the 2020 election. Moreover, media close to the power in Budapest reported on Friday the “allegations of fraud” of the presidential election in the US circulated by Donald Trump, a “friend of Hungary”, as Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said, reports AFP.
Describing the incumbent president as a “friend of Hungary”, Viktor Orban stressed in an interview with the public radio station on Friday that the United States would no longer be able to “criticize others after such elections”.
The Hungarian chief executive stressed that bilateral and economic relations between his country and the United States are in “the best possible shape” after Trump came to power. “I have always been with President Trump,” Orban said.
In 2016, Viktor Orban was the first European official to support Donald Trump’s candidacy. Later, during Orban’s visit to Washington in September last year, the US president introduced his guest as a “respected Europe-wide” leader.
Last month, Trump’s opponent, Democrat Joe Biden, blamed his rival, referring to Hungary, for “embracing all the bandits in the world.”
When Joe Biden was US vice president in the Barack Obama administration, Viktor Orban – in power since 2010 – has been regularly criticized for violating freedom of the press, justice and civil society.
A number of Hungarian officials have also been banned from entering the United States due to allegations of corruption.
Sadness also among the Polish conservative leaders, Donald Trump’s favorites, to whom he had promised a lot.
A recent study showed that if US President-elect Donald Trump had tried to be re-elected in a European Union country, he would have had almost no chance. Joe Biden would have received about 45% of the votes in European countries, according to the study, quoted by dpa. Poland is the only one where Trump would have voted by more voters than Biden – the two would get 38% and 30% respectively.
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa on Saturday questioned the announcement of Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election, saying he finds it interesting that the former Democratic vice president is congratulated before allegations of fraud by incumbent US Republican President Donald Trump, to have been resolved, transmits to EFE.
Jansa, who congratulated Trump on Wednesday on his victory in the November 3 presidential election, when there were still many votes to be counted, said on Saturday he was surprised that Joe Biden was receiving “congratulations from all sides.”
The head of the Slovenian government has relayed in recent days numerous Twitter messages about electoral fraud, broadcast by Trump without any evidence, writes EFE, which also notes that the main Slovenian media, including the agency and public television, have already reported that Joe Biden is the president-elect of the United States.
Joe Biden has vowed, if elected, to take a hard line on Russia on issues ranging from respect for human rights to aggressive actions across borders, including alleged electoral interference, which has haunted US politics since the beginning. Trump’s first term.
Despite the differences, analysts say the prospects for a closer link with Russia are slim and that relations, which have deteriorated to the lowest level since the Cold War as a result of Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine in 2014, could be worse.
Biden, who served as vice president in Barack Obama’s terms from 2009 to 2017, has shown no interest in improving his relationship with Putin. He said he would not be “friendly” with authoritarian leaders and labeled Putin’s Russia an “adversary” of the United States.
Biden has drawn attention to alleged human rights violations under Putin, vowed to strengthen NATO – in part to protect allies from potential Russian aggression – and has threatened to punish the Kremlin if US news agencies conclude that it has intervened in the 2020 elections. .