Today in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Vice Presidents of the European Commission Margrethe Vestager and Valdis Dombrovskis will meet at the US-EU Trade and Technology Summit. The meeting will not be easy, because recently relations between the United States and the European Union have taken off in earnest. The economy reminds you of the Euro-Atlantic alliance.
Europe coped with the matter calmly, especially France, which lost the “decade of the century” to build submarines for Australia for 40 billion dollars. Moreover, the United States promised to sell Australian nuclear-powered units. This illustrates how the code-breaking country has become a reliable partner for Washington. Although perhaps in the face of changes in the world, this last word will cease to be used as a synonym for Australia.
– There is a contradiction in how Americans treat Europe and individual European countries. They are trying to convince them that they are focused on the European Union. We have a president who knows Europe and a foreign minister who speaks French. However, the center of gravity in US politics is shifting towards Asia. How to do this is shown in the lesson we are just learning. America speaks warmly of Europe, but by its actions it shows that there are more important allies — says Mishaw Baranowski, senior fellow and director in the Warsaw office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. – Australia turned out to be more important than France, where leaving Afghanistan turned out to be more important than the interests of the allies, in the case of Nord Stream 2, interests with Germany turned out to be more important than those of Central Europe.
According to Janusz Reiter, Chairman of the Board of the Center for International Relations, many people in Europe today feel the real danger of depriving it of strategic importance. A new world is born in a place where Europe is either unwilling or unable to participate, and cards are distributed there without their participation.
Nowak, head of the University of Vistula Group, points out that Eurocentrism hinders the correct interpretation of Americans’ actions.
– When I moved to Washington during the financial crisis 10 years ago, I realized that the discussion about the euro was off the agenda – he recalls. In Europe, no one realized that resetting relations with Russia under Obama was necessary for America to be able to turn to Asia. An exit from Afghanistan is needed by the United States to better deal with it.
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