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Curtha sa chartlann an 1 Iúil 2009 – Níl na leathanaigh seo tugtha cothrom le dáta.

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Presentation and competencies

The origins of interparliamentary relations between the European Parliament and the United States Congress date back to 1972 when a US Congress delegation visited the European Parliament for the first time. This interparliamentary relationship is, indeed, the longest and most intensive one in the history of the European Parliament, both before and after the direct elections of 1979.
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.
The political groups have traditionally regarded the EP delegation as the most important delegation, with the largest political group in the EP often taking the chairmanship. It is one of only three parliamentary delegations (besides those of Canada and Mexico) whose members are given the privilege of being received on the floor of the US Senate when in Washington.
The EP delegation has traditionally been received at the highest levels of government: In September 1974, the Delegation was received in Washington by President Ford, and in later years it met also Vice-Presidents Bush, Gore and Cheney.
Recently, on the occasion of the 63rd interparliamentary meeting (US, October 2007), the Delegation was received in Washington by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Meetings in the EU also take place at the highest level (e.g. Presidents McAleese-2004, Dublin and Fischer-2006, Vienna, as well as Prime Minister Ahern-Dublin, 2004).
At the 50th interparliamentary meeting on 15-16 January 1999 in Strasbourg, both delegations decided to launch the Transatlantic Legislators’ Dialogue (TLD), the formal response of the EP and the US Congress to the call in the New Transatlantic Agenda for enhanced parliamentary ties. The year 2000 marked the implementation of the TLD with the organisation of a first series of videoconferences that brought together legislators of the EP and the US Congress for an in-depth exchange of views on a number of topics. Subsequently, TLD activities expanded in order to include special "workshops" on subjects of particular interest, held in the framework of the biannual meetings, as well as a facilitating role for direct committee-to-committee exchanges between legislative committees of the European Parliament and the US Congress.
TLD activities are also relevant as part of the "advisory group" instituted within the Transatlantic Economic Council launched by the EU and the US, on the occasion of the bilateral Summit held in Washington in April 2007.