forum. Connect the G7 summit and then the North Atlantic Treaty Organization [OTAN] And the European Union [UE]On June 10, President Joe Biden began a possibly more intense bilateral talks with Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Held a week-long high-level meeting in Europe.
For Westerners, this is an opportunity to rebuild the transatlantic ties destroyed by their predecessors and to reiterate the importance of their shared values. This will not be a formal exercise. As more and more authoritarian regimes no longer conceal their contempt for human rights and the rule of law, democracies have a historical responsibility to form a united front to review their principles. If Biden is good at talking about these issues frankly, then it will be more effective, and so will his colleagues.
It is hard to underestimate the relief that Donald Trump brought after his major departure in Western Europe in January. Some people in France even talk about “Biden fanaticism”, which is undoubtedly triggered by the stimulus plan announced by the Democratic president, which shows his desire to break with the ultra-liberal Reaganism of 40 years. He has a group of experienced diplomats and pro-Europeans around him, which strengthened his enthusiasm.
Of course there will be some tensions that need to be resolved, but they will be resolved constructively without unnecessary hostility.Steel trade dispute [taxations sur l’acier importé] For example, the issue initiated under Trump’s leadership remains unresolved. We will also discuss the restoration of the reciprocity of travel between the United States and Europe in the post-Covid era. Although Europeans are reopening their borders to American tourists, it is almost impossible for Europeans in the United States (including 160,000 French) to obtain visas to return to the United States if they leave the United States. The case brought to the attention of Célia Belin, a researcher at the Brookings Institution in Washington, may be resolved at this week’s meeting.
From a European perspective, it is certain that the return of a multilateralist US government has advantages, even if it is based solely on its vitality. If the OECD countries have been trying to implement a major international tax reform for many years, then with the arrival of the Biden team in January, things seem to have been triggered. Therefore, during the G7 Finance Conference held in London from June 4 to 5, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (Janet Yellen) was a firm conviction to help pass an unprecedented 15% minimum corporate tax Agreement, which may end this phenomenon as a tax haven. The Biden administration has also put forward very ambitious proposals to impose taxes on large multinational companies, including digital companies.