At the EU-US Summit of 15 June 2021, both historical allies decided to renew the Transatlantic partnership with an ambitious joint agenda for the post-pandemic era. The Biden-Harris administration offers the EU the opportunity to revive and deepen the largest economic relationship in the world with regards to highly important global challenges, such as a sustainable and equitable COVID-19 recovery, the green transition, and climate action, and strengthened cooperation in economic security, addressing trade, investment, and trusted emerging technology. In this respect, a high-level U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC), launched on 29-30 September 2021, is aimed at providing an effective platform for collaboration on a number of issues, such as technology standards, climate and clean tech, investment screening, critical supply chains or global trade challenges.
Our conversation with Jose W. Fernandez, U.S. Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, aims to highlight the key issues and opportunities of a renewed Transatlantic partnership and its benefits for a positive world economy, wider international cooperation, and the rules-based international order.