To Europeans, America is back. The US wants something in return
26 April 2021
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.