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D-US bureau visit WDC During its meeting of 16 February 2017 in Strasbourg, the US Delegation elected Christian Ehler (EPP, DE) as its Chairman for the second half of the legislature.

The new Chairman led the Delegation's Bureau visit to the US on 21-24 February, accompanied by the two Delegation Vice-Chairs, Jeppe Kofod (S&D, DK) and Marietje Schaake (ALDE, NL).

A short statement on the visit can be found below under further documents.

The next meeting is on Wednesday 22 March 2017 at 13.30 in Brussels and features an exchange of views with Mr Adam Shub, Chargé d'Affaires of the US Mission to the EU. The meeting will be webstreamed live and can be followed here:

Mode d'affichage des délégations
Zdzisław KRASNODĘBSKI Member European Conservatives and Reformists Group Poland Bezpartyjny
Peter LUNDGREN Member Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group Sweden Sverigedemokraterna
David McALLISTER Member Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Germany Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
Emma McCLARKIN Member European Conservatives and Reformists Group United Kingdom Conservative Party
Curzio MALTESE Member Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left Italy Lista Tsipras-L'Altra Europa
Alex MAYER Member Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament United Kingdom Labour Party
Valentinas MAZURONIS Member Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Lithuania Darbo partija
Roberta METSOLA Member Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Malta Partit Nazzjonalista
Francisco José MILLÁN MON Member Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Spain Partido Popular
Giulia MOI Member Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group Italy Movimento 5 Stelle
Presentation and competences

The interparliamentary relationship between the European Parliament and the United States Congress is the longest and most intensive in the history of the European Parliament, and dates back to 1972.
The two delegations meet regularly twice a year, in Europe and the US. When these meetings are held in the European Union (EU) they usually take place in the capital of the country holding the EU presidency.
In 1999, both delegations decided to launch the Transatlantic Legislators’ Dialogue (TLD) in response to the call in the New Transatlantic Agenda for enhanced parliamentary ties. Subsequently, TLD activities expanded in order to include videoconferences, special working groups on subjects of particular interest, as well as a facilitating role for direct exchanges between legislative committees of the European Parliament and the US Congress.
TLD representatives are also part of the "advisory group" instituted within the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC), launched by the EU and the US in April 2007. Since 2012 however, attention has shifted towards the negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), launched in June 2013.
For more information click on "General Documents" at the top of the page.

You can contact the Secretariat of the Delegation for relations with the United States by email at the following address: