Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the pages of the European Parliament's Delegation for relations with the United States of America (D-US).

As Chair of this 63-member strong delegation, I have the honour of presiding over our regular meetings in Brussels and Strasbourg, many of which are webstreamed live and can be followed on this website.

I also have the privilege of co-chairing the inter-parliamentary meetings (IPMs) we hold twice a year with colleagues from the House of Representatives of the United States Congress.

Our next meeting will be the 84th EU-US IPM, which demonstrates the deep and long-standing nature of the ties between EU and US parliamentarians.

During these joint meetings, our debates focus on specific areas of common competence of our two legislatures and on practical ways of enhancing our cooperation further.

Both the US and the EU currently face a wide range of pressing individual and collective challenges. In this uncertain context, the relationship between our two bodies has become more important than ever.

I am convinced that our personal ties, our interlinked economies, our shared history and our common values are the ingredients that will continue to make the transatlantic relationship so enduring.

Radosław Sikorski, D-US Chair

China’s race to supplant US-led global order

03-03-2021 - 08:20
photo collage of D-US Chair Radek Sikorski and D-CN Chair Reinhard Bütikofer photo collage of D-US Chair Radek Sikorski and D-CN Chair Reinhard Bütikofer
D-US Chair Radek Sikorski and D-CN Chair Reinhard Bütikofer © European Union 2021 (EP)
On 18 February, the Delegation for relations with the United States and the Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China organised a joint meeting on EU-US cooperation on China, with special guest Kevin Rudd.

Towards a new EU-US Security and Defence Dialogue

08-02-2021 - 15:29
close ups of SEDE Chair Nathalie Loiseau and EEAS Deputy Secretary General for Common Security and Defence Policy Charles Fries close ups of SEDE Chair Nathalie Loiseau and EEAS Deputy Secretary General for Common Security and Defence Policy Charles Fries
27 January 2021 SEDE D-US meeting © European Union 2021 (EP)
On 27 January, the Subcommittee on Security and Defence and the Delegation for relations with the United States of America (D-US), met with representatives of the EEAS, the German Marshall Fund and the Penn Biden Center, to look into perspectives for a future bilateral transatlantic dialogue in security and defence.

Statement on the latest political developments in the United States

07-01-2021 - 18:01
Radosław Sikorski (EPP, Poland), Chair of the Delegation for relations with the United States, co-signed a statement on the events on Capitol Hill of 6 January 2021.

Future of transatlantic relations

07-01-2021 - 17:41
Intervention via video-link by Radek Sikorski, at the AFET hearing on the future of transatlantic relations of 3 December 2020 Intervention via video-link by Radek Sikorski, at the AFET hearing on the future of transatlantic relations of 3 December 2020
D-US Chair Radek Sikorski, AFET hearing on the future of transatlantic relations © European Union 2020 (EP)
Joint AFET/D-US press release: "Transatlantic relations: time to relaunch EU cooperation with the United States", following the public hearing on the future of transatlantic relations of Thursday, 3 December.

Transatlantic Parliamentary Diplomacy

04-12-2020 - 10:39
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Article on "Transatlantic Parliamentary Diplomacy" focusing on security and defence and the TLD, in a publication by the EU Institute for Security Studies.

Joint Declaration on racial equity, equality and justice

24-09-2020 - 16:15
mosaic screen caption of EP and US Congress Members in the meeting of 22 September 2020 on racial equity, equality and justice mosaic screen caption of EP and US Congress Members in the meeting of 22 September 2020 on racial equity, equality and justice
participants EP an US Congress meeting on combatting racism © European Union 2020 - EPLO Washington
On 22 September 2020, the US Delegation was associated with the joint meeting of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and the Subcommittee on Human Rights together with the United States Congress and the United States Helsinki Commission. The subject was Racial equity, equality and justice with the goal of reinforcing US-EU parliamentary coordination to combat racism and systemic discrimination. The D-US Chair, Radek Sikorski, co-signed the following joint declaration together with European Parliament and US Congress counterparts.

TLD - Joint statement of 24 August 2020 on EU-US relations

25-08-2020 - 09:33
The Co-Chairs of the Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue, Radek Sikorski and Jim Costa, along with the Vice-Chairs of the D-US Delegation, the Chairs of the EP Foreign Affairs and International Trade Committees and of the Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China, issued a statement on Monday, 24 August, highlighting four main objectives: helping to overcome the acute health crisis; exiting the economic recession quickly; showing transatlantic leadership in the international arena and collaborating on China and Russia.

TLD - Joint statement of 24 August 2020 on the presidential elections in Belarus

24-08-2020 - 18:00
The Bureau of the D-US Delegation and the US Co-Chair of the Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue have issued a joint statement regarding the presidential elections of 9 August in Belarus.

Changes in activities due to Covid-19

29-07-2020 - 15:13
The D-US delegation has modified its programme of activities in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The changes have been mandated by the President of the European Parliament and its political leaders. The aim is to enable Parliament to exercise its core functions, while complying with the duty of care for its Members and staff and protecting public health.

As activities resume, details will be published on this page.
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