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EU ready for new agenda with whoever wins U.S. election


             European Parliament plenary session State of the Union in Brussels. Photo: Reuters


BRUSSELS - The European Union is ready to build a new transatlantic agenda on issues from trade to tech and taxation with whoever wins the U.S. presidential election in November, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday.

"We might not always agree with recent decisions by the White House. But we will always cherish the transatlantic alliance - based on shared values and history, and an unbreakable bond between our people," von der Leyen told EU lawmakers.

"So whatever may happen later this year, we are ready to build a new transatlantic agenda. To strengthen our bilateral partnership – be it on trade, tech or taxation. REUTERS