Posts tagged as Biden

‘America Is Back,’ but Europe Has Moved

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Macron and Merkel respond coolly to Biden, and public opinion backs them. President Biden set out to declare a triumphant U.S. return to the trans-Atlantic alliance. “America is back,” the president said in his speech this week to the Munich Security Conference. The leaders of France and Germany promptly made it clear that the four years of the Trump presidency had changed the relationship. France’s President Emmanuel Macron renewed his…

U.S. agenda in Baltics (Video)

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The Baltic States remain highly dependent on the US foreign policy. Therefore, the leadership of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia anticipated the results of the presidential elections with impatience and trepidation. Obviously, Trump’s rhetoric was troubling for countries on NATO’s Eastern frontier. On the contrary, new elected Biden took over the presidency with more personal knowledge of foreign policy and a competent team. What Biden’s election means for the Baltics? Firstly,…

Trump survived second impeachment

Monday, February 15, 2021

Former U.S. President Donald Trump survived his record-setting second impeachment proceeding on Saturday, concluding the drama that his supporters sparked on January 6 after storming the U.S. Capitol – at least for now. While it may be seen as a win for Trump and his movement, the results of the second impeachment actually show a net loss for the conservative movement in America. Even before the results of this latest…

Biden: ‘We can’t wait any longer’ to address climate crisis

Thursday, January 28, 2021

In the most ambitious U.S. effort to stave off the worst of climate change, President Joe Biden signed executive orders Wednesday to transform the nation’s heavily fossil-fuel powered economy into a clean-burning one, pausing oil and gas leasing on federal land and targeting subsidies for those industries. The directives aim to conserve 30 percent of the country’s lands and waters in the next 10 years, double the nation’s offshore wind…

U.S.-Russia contradictions threaten the Baltic States

By Jonas Dringelis on Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The U.S. foreign policy trends raise questions and alarm not only its opponents but also close allies. This concern is caused by a number of decisions made by the previous administration, as well as planned by the new one. Thus, the international security system has become unstable due to the U.S. withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in 2019 and from the Open Skies Treaty in 2020. Though, Mr.…

Estonia’s leaders congratulate Joe Biden, Kamala Harris on inauguration

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Estonia’s leaders have welcomed new United States President Joe Biden and his Vice-President, Kamala Harris, following Wednesday’s inauguration ceremony in Washington. President Kersti Kaljulaid tweeted her: “Congratulations to POTUS Joe Biden. Looking forward to meeting you (again),” together with a photo of a previous meet. Meanwhile, outgoing prime minister, Jüri Ratas (Center), noted that the two countries celebrated a century of diplomatic relations this year, congratulating both Biden and Vice-President…

Biden signs series of orders, recommits US to Paris climate accord

Thursday, January 21, 2021

US President Joe Biden signed 15 executive orders on Wednesday, soon after entering the White House following his inauguration. This includes an order rejoining the Paris climate accord, aimed at reversing some of the former President Donald Trump’s policies. “Some of the executive actions I’m going to be signing today are going to help change the course of the COVID crisis, we’re going to combat climate change in a way that we haven’t done so…

In break from usual, Lithuanian and EU leaders congratulate Biden before official results

Monday, November 9, 2020

Ireland and Lithuania were among the first EU countries to congratulate US president-elect Joe Biden. Diverging from the usual protocol, European leaders did not wait for the official results, reports EUobserver in Brussels, partners of LRT English. EU leaders and officials have congratulated Joe Biden on his victory in US elections, in what looked like a coordinated effort to stop outgoing president Donald Trump from challenging the result. The Irish…

Lithuania hopes for ‘less bitter’ US–EU relations, says PM candidate Šimonytė

Monday, November 9, 2020

Ingrida Šimonytė, the candidate for Lithuania’s prime minister from the Homeland Union, said that the relations between the United States and the European Union “will probably be less bitter” after Joe Biden was elected America’s president. “Whatever the administration would be, be that of President Donald Trump or President Biden, we need to have as close ties with that administration as possible as America’s presence in Europe is very important…