Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he was troubled over the violence and horrible events taking place in Washington D.C. and expressed optimism that the US will overcome the crisis.
The Greek Prime Minister tweeted:
Extremely troubled by the violence and horrible events taking place in Washington D.C. American democracy is resilient, deeply rooted and will overcome this crisis.
— Prime Minister GR (@PrimeministerGR) January 6, 2021
Several EU leaders among them the Austrian Chancellor and the Dutch Prime Minister expressed their shock about the siege of the Capitol in Washington DC by Trump supporters.
The siege of the Capitol represents one of the gravest security lapses in recent U.S. history, according to law enforcement officials, turning one of the most recognizable symbols of American power into a locus of political violence https://t.co/TXpeGauGrF pic.twitter.com/xO36MGq2Xh
— Reuters (@Reuters) January 7, 2021
The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen posted on Twitter:
I believe in the strength of US institutions and democracy. Peaceful transition of power is at the core. @JoeBiden won the election.
I look forward to working with him as the next President of the USA. https://t.co/2G1sUeRH4U
— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) January 6, 2021
Thursday morning European time, the Electoral College confirmed Joe Biden is the 46th President of the United States.
BREAKING: Joe Biden's victory in the Electoral College has been certified, after passing 270 electoral votes, and confirms he will be the 46th President of the United States.
— The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) January 7, 2021
— CNN International (@cnni) January 7, 2021
Short time later:
Trump says "there will be an orderly transition" on January 20
— BNO News (@BNONews) January 7, 2021