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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.

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Back to back: Parliament in Strasbourg, Congress in Washington

How do their roles and powers compare? EuroparlTV followed representatives from each side of the pond.

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A Parliament delegation visited reception centres for asylum seekers in Sicily Eleftherios Synadinos
Countries such as Italy and Greece dealing with an influx of asylum seekers should receive more support from other member states, MEPs said on a delegation visit to the Italian island of Sicily from 22 to 24 July. “Italy spends over €1 billion every year just to take care of those who make it across the Mediterranean. Italy’s borders are the EU's borders and a better management of the migratory flows is our common responsibility,” said French ALDE member Jean Arthuis, co-chair of the delegation.
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The Iran Nuclear Agreement was welcomed by the President and Foreign Affairs Committee Chair of the European Parliament in statements issued following the conclusion of the Agreement. The Agreement came a month after the Foreign Affairs Committee had sent a delegation to visit Iran as strong signal that the European Parliament is committed to build trust in EU-Iran relations
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