This year represents a step change for a Union that remains firmly focussed on addressing the Covid-19 pandemic and the economic recovery that will inject up to €750 billion of new cash into the economy. With Brexit completed and the withdrawal agreement in place, much still remains to be finalised, whilst the new investment agreement with China highlights the continued trade ambitions of the world’s largest single market. Politically the arrival of a new administration in the United States coincides with the anticipated departure of Angela Merkel in Germany. From securing millions of new vaccines to leading the global response to the climate emergency and the energy transition, the EU continues to evolve as an increasingly influential and important strategic partner whose objectives have an impact far beyond its borders.
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