Joe Biden to host meeting with EU authorities

Charles Michel and Ursula von der Leyen will come to Washington DC next month

Joe Biden will host Charles Michel and Ursula von der Leyen, the unelected leaders of the European Union, next month. According to a European official, the United States is set to organize a U.S.-European summit in Washington on October 20, where the leaders aim to deepen their collaboration.

Biden, Michel, and Von der Leyen will discuss various topics, including a joint approach to crises such as climate change and sustaining the global economy. The last summit between the U.S. and the EU was in June 2021, but Biden did visit a meeting of the European Council in March, where all 27 government leaders convened.

These allies share many common goals, and they are likely to reiterate their firm stance on Russia. However, there are areas where the U.S. and the EU have differences, such as trade tariffs on steel and aluminum imposed by the previous President, Donald Trump. The EU hopes to reach a new deal with the Americans on this matter next month.

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