Many in policy circles know very well what the significance of good transatlantic cooperation is. We also know, leadership does not only come from the White House...We have come a long way, and should not fall into a trap of viewing the situation in oversimplified terms.
The transatlantic relation will be more horizontal, based not as much on government to government relations, but rather on connections between companies, civil society and citizens that are likeminded.
...As we are reminded that nothing can be taken for granted, let us not be complacent and choose for values over value, principles before profit, inclusiveness over self-interest.
I believe the best thing to do is to use this moment of uncertainty and change, as an opportunity to reassess what must remain unchanged, and to energetically build to fortify these principles. Political leadership is key, but there is more: Read full speech by MEP M.Schaake at the AmCham gathering in Brussels held this week.
2nd December 2020