Joe Biden will join the EU summit online

Leaders will talk on EU-US future cooperation

Upon the invitation of European Council President Charles Michel, US President Joe Biden will join the EU summit via videoconference on Thursday evening. He will talk with EU leaders on EU-US future cooperation.

On Tuesday evening, President Michel tweeted: “I have invited the President of the US to join our meeting for him to share his views on our future cooperation. Time to rebuild our transatlantic alliance”.

This will be one of the rare cases when a US president addresses the European Council. The previous ones were in 2001 when President George W. Bush was in Brussels to attend the NATO summit and in 2009, when President Barack Obama took part in EU-US summit.

On 25 and 26 March, EU leaders will hold online meeting to discuss the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Single Market, industrial policy, digital transformation and the economy, the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, and relations with Russia.

Heads of state and government of EU27 will take stock of the roll-out of vaccines and the epidemiological situation and pursue the coordinated response to the pandemic crisis. Covid-19 certificate will be on the agenda as well.

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