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2018

 

The European Parliament Liaison Office with the US Congress in 2018

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.
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Meeting U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
EU lawmakers Christian Ehler (EPP, Germany), Jeppe Kofod (S&D, Denmark) and Marietje Schaake (ALDE, The Netherlands) visited Washington DC this week for three days of meetings with US interlocutors.
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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.
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The European Parliament Liaison Office with the US Congress (EPLO) held its second quarterly breakfast briefing for Congressional staffers in the Rayburn House Office Building. The briefing focused on recent developments in European defense and security policy.
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Press Release

03-13-2018

Dr Christian Ehler MEP.
Press Release from Dr Christian Ehler MEP, Chair of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with the United States of America.
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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.
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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.
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The 82nd EU-US Inter-Parliamentary Meeting will take place on 15 and 16 June 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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2018