European Commission president notes strong U.S-EU. ties
European Union Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen said that the U.S.-Europe ties are still strong.
She commented on the transatlantic alliance between the EU and U.S. at a time when ties have been strained under the presidency of Donald Trump.
"We have issues – without any doubt – but our ties have lasted the test of time," Euronews cited Ursula von der Leyen as saying.
Following her speech, at around 12 pm CET, the parliament will vote on the new commissioners, and at 1.30 pm CET von Leyen and European Parliament David Sassoli are due to give a press conference.