To Europeans, America is back. The US wants something in return

For much of Europe, Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election was a relief. Although the transatlantic relationship has gone through many ups and downs, Trump was an exceptionally challenging partner for Europe: he called the EU a “foe”, scolded allies for failing to meet Nato’s defence spending target, questioned America’s commitment to defend its allies, and acted impulsively in foreign policy. 

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