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The big brother is back?

I sat down with Esther de Lange, Vice Chair of the EPP group in the European Parliament to discuss the US elections and what they mean for the EU’s role in the world.

With a Biden administration, there might be a difference in style, rather than a difference in trends.

Following Biden’s victory in the US presidential election, what will the transatlantic relationship look like? Would it be a big relief, or nothing much will change? And will we see a shift from ‘America first’ to ‘buy American’?

This week Bruegel director Guntram Wolff is joined by Esther de Lange MEP, Vice Chair of the European People’s Party Group, to talk us through what this all means for Europe, and more importantly for its place in the world. What next for European strategic autonomy? How will this affect climate policies? How can EU level the playing field while not getting squeezed by the US and China?

With Mrs de Lange’s experience within the Delegation for relations with the People’s Republic of China, we also discuss that, as the US is trying to decouple economically with China, what would be the right strategy for Europe?