Thursday, June 17

Biden imposes his leadership on Johnson


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Unexpectedly for Johnson, the serious problem of Ulster has crept into a summit that should focus on overcoming the health crisis and the effects of climate change

Joe Biden and Boris Johnson, yesterday in Cornwall.
Joe Biden and Boris Johnson, yesterday in Cornwall.HOLLIE ADAMSEFE

It is still early to anticipate the conclusions of the G7 summit that is taking place in the British town of Cornwall, but in the early days of the meeting Joe Biden, which has always been against Brexit, has vindicated the role of the US as guarantor of the compliance with the Good Friday Peace Accords and the restoration of good relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom. By diplomatic means, the new Administration issued on Thursday a “reprimand

in “formal for the repeated breaches by the Government of Boris Johnson of the

Irish Protocol

-signed with the EU-, which caused several outbreaks of violence in the streets of Belfast at the beginning of last April. A reprimand in line with the criticisms that

Emmanuel Macron

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Ursula von der Leyen

Johnson was launched yesterday, accused of breaching treaties with his former EU partners. “If after six months you cannot respect what you have negotiated, that means that you are not going to respect anything,” said the French president.

Unexpectedly for Johnson, the serious problem of Ulster – one of the toughest obstacles in the Brexit negotiations – has crept into a summit that should focus on overcoming the health crisis and the effects of climate change. The

premier

British, however, has had to publicly enact the new status that it will have to play on the international stage, since

Trump’s departure from the White House has ended the “special relationship” between Britain and the United States.

, to initiate, in the words of Johnson himself, a more meaningful and profound relationship with the new American president.

And it is that Biden has wanted to make clear from the beginning the lines of his foreign policy, which has as a priority the recovery of the

US international leadership through diplomacy

. Those who thought it would mark a 180 degree turn with respect to its predecessor were wrong, since there has not been such a radical break. In fact,

the dispute with China initiated by Trump has only increased

, despite the trade consequences for some of its partners, such as the EU. The pressure on Iran persists and it does not appear that the Abrahamic Accords will be reversible, although

Biden had to mediate between Morocco and Spain

to avoid a deeper crisis. But above all, Biden has recovered the transatlantic relationship with Europe, r

strengthening the role of NATO

which is good news for Spanish and European interests, as it reinforces the

cooperation between Western powers.

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