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MEP Christian Ehler elected new Chair of the European Parliament Delegation For Relations with the United States
During its meeting of 16 February 2017 in Strasbourg, the Parliament’s US Delegation elected Christian Ehler (EPP, DE) as its new Chairman by acclamation. This mid-term election followed the decision by former Chair David McAllister to step down after he became Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee.Read more : MEP Christian Ehler elected new Chair of the European Parliament Delegation For Relations with the United States
The Lisbon Treaty modified both the EU’s competences in trade and the procedure for concluding trade agreements, giving a stronger role to the European Parliament. This briefing looks at how trade negotiations are conducted and concluded in the EU, and discusses some of the key issues in the current EU trade policy debate.Read more : Learn more on EU international trade agreements and CETA, the EU trade deal with Canada.
Lawmakers from the European Parliament and the US Congress met in Washington DC on 28-29 November 2016 for the 79th EU-US inter-parliamentary meeting. Their joint statement reaffirms the importance of strengthening the transatlantic relationship and a shared commitment to continue working together and respond effectively to common challenges including on economic matters and Foreign Policy and Security and Defence Policy. Read the full statement.Read more : Joint Statement following the 79th inter-parliamentary meeting in Washington DC
The European Parliament Liaison Office participates in the South by Soutwest 2017 film festival in Austin, Texas, with a panel discussion on cinema as an agent for change. The discussion will follow the viewing of LUX Prize 2016 winner, Toni Erdmann. The European Parliament believes that cinema, a mass cultural medium, can be an ideal vehicle for debate and reflection on Europe and its future.Read more : Cinema as an Agent for Change - The LUX Prize at SxSW