Welcome to the European Parliament Office in Washington DC
This is the website of the European Parliament's Liaison Office with the U.S. Congress. Our presence here is intended to strengthen cooperation between legislators in the U.S. and the European Union and to provide information to the public in the United States. Americans and Europeans together constitute the leading force in the world economy and, over the last 60 years, we have cooperated closely to enhance the cause of peace, freedom and human rights. Together we also face contemporary challenges most notably the threat of terrorism and the need to increase economic growth while protecting our environment. This website is intended as a window on the European Parliament to all those in the United States who are concerned with developments as legislators, officials, civil society, business, trade unions, reporters and all those studying the history and institutions of the European Union at school.
The European Parliament Liaison Office with the US Congress (EPLO) is pleased to announce the launch of its next round of internships aimed at US citizens (and those with the right to work in the US) who have completed their bachelor degree. The internship offers a unique opportunity for students and young professionals with an interest in transatlantic policy.
In January 2017 the US swore in a new president, Donald Trump. Seven months into his presidency, the full range of implications of his foreign policy for transatlantic relations and for the EU itself is difficult to assess, given the early stage of formulation of the new administration’s foreign policy and the uncertainties that remain. Transatlantic cooperation has remained strong in a variety of policy areas, however. This topical digest presents recent EPRS publications exploring the state of transatlantic relations.
EP lawmakers from the Committe on Economic and Finacial Affairs, as well as the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs arrive in the US this week, July 17-21st, for a mission of transatlantic dialouge and idea exchange. The scope of the mission focuses on matters which directly affect EU-US relations and fall into the legislative scope of the committee deligations from ECON and LIBE.
EPLO and the Center for Transatlantic Relations joined forces Tuesday June 27th for the launch of "The Transatlantic Digital Economy 2017" by Daniel S. Hamilton. The Transatlantic Digital Economy is the first study of its kind to measure and assess the importance of the digital connections binding the US and Europe. These digital connections represent the backbone of the $5.5 Trillion dollar transatlantic economy which now exists and thrives in the modern world. The study offers a set of metrics on US-EU digital links and addresses current challenges, as well as future opportunities.