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.
Lawmakers from the European Parliament and the US Congress met in Sofia, Bulgaria on 29th and 30th June 2018 for the 82nd EU-US inter-parliamentary meeting under the Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue. Reaffirming the importance of EU-US legislative cooperation the parties discussed recent political developments in the EU and the US, foreign policy cooperation, cybersecurity and economic cooperation, including trade. Read the full statement.
The 82nd EU-US Inter-Parliamentary Meeting will take place this Friday and Saturday, June 29th and 30th, 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The main discussion topics will be cooperation in the Western Balkans, Cybersecurity and Trade.
The European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington (EPLO) is pleased to announce the launch of its next round of internships aimed at recent graduates with the right to work in the US and who have completed their bachelor degree. The internship offers a unique opportunity for students and young professionals with an interest in transatlantic policy.
Today, April 18th 2018, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has reiterated his invitation requesting Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear before the EU's directly elected legislative chamber at his earliest convenience.
The European Parliament Liaison Office with the US Congress, in cooperaiton with Freedom House and the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, brought together Cuban and Venezuelan Laureates of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to analyze the situation in their countries regarding democracy, human rights, separation of powers, censorship, and international norms. The human rights defenders were joined by Members of the European Parliament and the United States Congress for a discussion on US and EU policies towards Cuba and Venezuela.