Delegation for relations with the United States : Inter-parliamentary meetings

82nd EP-US IPM TLD, 29-30 June 2018, Sofia 

EP D-US Chair Mr Christian Ehler and Mr Mario Diaz-Balart are sitting at the table, with two EP D-US Vice-Chairs Mr Jeppe Kofod and Ms Marietje Schaake, and Mr Jim Costa standing behind  
Signing of the Joint Statement at the 82nd IPM/TLD in Sofia © European Union (EP) 

Summary of all EU-US inter-parliamentary meetings (IPMs) since 1979 

81st EP-US IPM TLD, 4-6 December 2017, Washington DC 

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US Congress Capitol Building © European Parliament 
Lawmakers from the European Parliament and the US Congress met in Washington DC on 5th December 2017 for the 81st EU-US inter-parliamentary meeting under the Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue. Their Joint Statement reaffirms the importance of EU-US legislative cooperation based on common values, shared principles and important transatlantic challenges. Read the full statement below.

80th EP-US Congress IPM TLD, 2-3 June 2017, Valletta 

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On board the Operation Sophia Flagship, ITS San Giusto © European Parliament 
Members of the European Parliament and the United States Congress, held their 80th Inter-Parliamentary Meeting of the Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue in Malta.

They exchanged views on:
  • Recent political and economic developments, looking at opportunities for strengthening transatlantic cooperation
  • security in the Mediterranean: counter-terrorism, migration, sea operations and Libya
  • democracy support in third countries and other areas of EP-US congress cooperation in foreign policy

D-US Bureau delegation, 21-24 February 2017, Washington D.C. and Florida 

US Delegation Bureau visit to Washington DC and Florida  
US Delegation Bureau: Chair Christian Ehler and Vice-Chairs Jeppe Kofod and Marietje Schaake © European Parliament 
The Bureau (Chair and Vice-Chairs) of the Delegation for relations with the United States (D-US) and the Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue met with its US counterpart on 21-24 February 2017 to prepare for the 80th EU-US inter-parliamentary meeting, to be held in Valletta on 2-3 June 2017.

79th EP-US Congress IPM TLD, 27-29 November 2016, Washington DC 

Members of the European Parliament and the United States Congress, held their 79th Inter-Parliamentary Meeting of the Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue in Washington DC.

They exchanged views on:
  • The political prospects and challenges for the Us and the EU
  • strategic challenges and opportunities for US-EU relations, including economic matters
  • foreign policy as well as security and defence policy

78th EP-US Congress IPM TLD, 26-27 June 2016, The Hague 

Members of the European Parliament and the United States House of Representatives, held their 78th Inter-Parliamentary Meeting of the Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue in The Hague.

Further to the meeting a joint statement was issued covering the following topics:
  • Counter-terrorism, cyber-security and radicalisation
  • keeping the momentum on the international trade agenda, with a focus on TTIP
  • foreign policy, in particular Russia, Syria and the refugee crisis

D-US Bureau delegation, 8-10 February 2016, Boston, Concord and Washington D.C. 

The Bureau (Chair and Vice-Chairs) of the Delegation for relations with the US (D-US) met its US counterpart and stakeholders to prepare for the EU-US inter-parliamentary meeting to be held in The Hague on 26-27 June 2017, as well as for upcoming US elections.

77th EP-US Congress IPM TLD, 4-5 November 2015, Washington DC 

Members of the European Parliament and the United States House of Representatives, held their 77th Inter-Parliamentary Meeting of the Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue in Washington DC.

Following previous discussions, they exchanged views on: bringing the international trade agenda forward, cooperating on energy security and opening a path of cooperation on a transatlantic digital economy, and tackling current foreign and security matters of transatlantic concern.

Further to the meeting a joint statement was issued covering the following topics:
  • Keeping the momentum on the international trade agenda
  • transatlantic cooperation on energy
  • data-driven economy and privacy
  • foreign affairs matters of transatlantic concern

76th EP-US Congress IPM TLD, 27-28 June 2015, Riga 

Members of the European Parliament and the United States Congress, held their 76th Inter-Parliamentary Meeting of the Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue in Riga, on 27 and 28 June 2015.

Based on common values and shared principles, they discussed ways to deepen and strengthen the relationship, and in particular to increase the readiness to jointly address the diverse set of global security, economic, and environmental current challenges.

D-US Bureau Delegation, 16-18 March 2015, Washington DC 

The Bureau (Chair and Vice-Chairs) of the Delegation for Relations with the United States (D-US) met its US counterpart and stakeholders in preparation for the 26th EP-US Congress inter-parliamentary meeting to be held in Riga from 27-28 June 2015.

Previous EU-US inter-parliamentary meetings (IPMs)