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.
The United States is the world's second largest nuclear power, coming close behind Russia. Together the two states account for 93 % of the world's nuclear weapons. Since the end of the Cold War, the US has followed a policy of reducing its nuclear arsenal, while maintaining a nuclear triad. Under President Obama, it embarked on an intense nuclear modernisation programme, while making commitments towards nuclear non-proliferation and – as a long-term goal – nuclear disarmament. President Donald Trump took office in January 2017 with the promise to discontinue the previous administration's policy priorities.
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.
The European Parliament Liaison Office with the US Congress (EPLO), in cooperation with the European-American Cultural Foundation, is hosting a special screening of the 2017 LUX Film Prize winner “Sami Blood” at Landmark's E Str. Cinema on the evening of December 7th.
Three US Congressional Delegations visited the European Parliament in Brussels, from 17th to 19th October, meeting their European counterparts to discuss defence initiatives, data protection and technology, financial regulation, anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism.