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How Joe Biden is now turning the US inside out

Immediately after the inauguration, the new president went to work full of vigor and drive.

“Day one” (after the leaden years under US President Donald Trump), and the new boss in the White House, Joe Biden, got going straight away: 15 decrees were passed on Wednesday, the day of the inauguration, including the decisions of his predecessor revise. Concrete:

disarmament

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Biden wants an extension of the New Start agreement with Russia, which provides for a limitation of the nuclear arsenals. But time is of the essence: the contract expires on February 5th.

climate

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The new one in the White House wants to rejoin the 2015 Paris Climate Protection Agreement, which Trump had canceled for the United States. The importance of the subject to Biden is shown by the fact that he appointed former Secretary of State John Kerry, who is also a member of the National Security Council, as special envoy for this matter. In addition, the new US president wants to convene a world climate summit within the first 100 days.

Foreign policy

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Foreign Minister-designate Antony Blinken

Biden and his team will be much more cooperative with multilateral organizations like NATO or the WHO than Trump with his solo efforts. The tough approach towards China is likely to continue. And when it comes to American interests, the current administration will also show its teeth. Foreign minister-designate Antony Blinken said that the Russian-German Nord Stream 2 pipeline was a “bad idea” – the US wants to sell gas to Europe itself.

corona

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Biden wants to have 100 million anti-corona doses inoculated within the first 100 days. To this end, he wants to involve the US civil protection agency in setting up vaccination centers, establish mobile vaccination stations that can also be used in remote areas and involve pharmacies in the vaccination campaign. In addition, the president wants to put together a new $ 1.9 trillion financial package, from which every citizen will receive $ 1,400. The lifting of the entry ban ordered by Trump, including for Europeans from January 26th, will be reversed.

migration

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The entry bans from Muslim countries should fall. The illegal immigrant families separated on the border with Mexico are to be reunited. In general, the eleven million people without a residence permit should be able to acquire US citizenship.

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