As President Trump is visiting Europe, leaving a trail of political destruction, burnt bridges and perplexed Europeans, Sophie in ‘t Veld, ALDE Group First Vice-President is on her way to Washington DC with a delegation of the European Parliament for a transatlantic dialogue.
Transatlantic relations are deep and resilient, but it is clear that the nature of the bond between Europe and the US is changing rapidly and profoundly. The change set in well before the Trump presidency, but as Trump is dismantling the half-century old system of multilateralism, international law and traditional alliances, we can no longer deny that the world order is changing at breathtaking speed.
We need a strong and self-confident Europe to defend our values and way of life in a changing world. My thoughts ahead of the @EP_Justice delegation visit to Washington @Claude_Moraes @MichalBoni @Nat_GRIESBECK https://t.co/WJJdEIE1Yp— Sophie in 't Veld (@SophieintVeld) July 16, 2018