President Biden arrives in Europe for G7 and NATO summits

President Biden arrives in Europe for G7 and NATO summits

President Biden arrived in Europe for the G7 and NATO summits

US President Joe Biden arrived in Munich   President Biden arrives in Europe for G7 and NATO summits

President Joe Biden arrives in Germany on June 25, where he will attend the G7 summit with leaders of key US allies to discuss how to move forward as a united front against Russian aggression, as well as a number of global economic issues

US President Joe Biden flew from Washington to Munich, and then arrived by helicopter to the venue of the G7 summit – Elmau Castle. The first talks during his three-day stay in Europe will take place on June 26 with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

The leaders of the G7 – the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan – will meet at Elmau Castle in the Bavarian Alps. They will then all head to Madrid for the NATO summit.

Both meetings will take place against the backdrop of an ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, as well as a surge in global inflation, the threat of a recession, and the growing problem of containing China.

Joe Biden has received widespread support for restoring US leadership in European and Asian alliances. The response to the Russian threat, in particular, has demonstrated strong transatlantic unity, both with regard to military assistance to Ukraine and the imposition of economic sanctions against Moscow.

But President Biden, like several European leaders, is facing pressure domestically due to the effects of sanctions that have boosted fuel prices and put pressure on an economy emerging from the COVID-19 crisis.

Joe Biden is also constrained by a tense domestic situation ahead of the November midterm elections, which could lead to Republicans regaining control of Congress for the next two years. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Friday to end a decade-long federal protection of abortion rights also opened up a new area of ​​political controversy. Joe Biden revisited the issue just before flying to Europe, telling reporters that the Supreme Court made a “shocking decision” that is “painful for many Americans.”