We are entering a new era of hypercompetitiveness, said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
“An era in which some stop at nothing to gain influence, from vaccine promises and high-interest loans to rockets and misinformation. The era of regional rivalry and the reorientation of the attention of major powers to each other, "says Message von der Leyen to President of the European Parliament David-Maria Sassoli.
She announced that the European Union and the United States will develop a new agenda to respond to global changes. In particular, a new Trade and Technology Council and joint working groups on health security and sustainability will be established.
“The EU and the US will always be stronger together,” said von der Leyen.
She pledged that the EU will continue to invest in partnerships with its neighbors - from intensifying participation in the Eastern Partnership to implementing the new Mediterranean Agenda and continuing to work on various aspects of relations with Turkey.