The Transatlantic Relationship Could Make or Break Biden’s Summit for Democracy
December 1, 2021
U.S. President Joe Biden’s Summit for Democracy will bring together representatives from 108 countries in a virtual meeting intended to help forge a common agenda to strengthen democratic institutions. Getting the U.S.-European Union (EU) relationship right will be central to global efforts to support democracy, as strengthened transatlantic ties could help embolden democratic allies around the world.
What’s the aim of the Summit for Democracy?
Set to begin on December 9, the summit is organized around three themes―defending against authoritarianism, fighting corruption, and promoting respect for human rights. The Biden administration hopes to use it as an opportunity to convene like-minded leaders and secure commitments in support of democratic values and human rights.