“The news about trans-Atlantic cooperation is it’s ‘back to business,’” she said. “Which is however, different from ’business as usual.'”
“It’s clear to me and was even clear during the more difficult years that we can only find answers to common tasks and the questions of the future in closer cooperation,” she added.
The chancellor said there are many major challenges the U.S. and Europe both face, such as the pandemic, climate change and “certainly also a changed constellation of power based on the economic and political strength of China and the partially very aggressive appearance of Russia.”