88th EU-US Inter-Parliamentary Meeting, 4-5 April 2024, Brussels

Picture of the first day of the 88th IPM
Family Picture - 88th IMP TLD © European Union
MEPs, Congress Members and EEAS Secretary General
Meeting with EEAS Secretary General © European Union
Picture with MEPs, President of the the House of Representatives of Belgium and Belgian Members of the House and Senate
Family picture with the President of the Belgian House of Representatives © Belgian Parliament
Picture of the second day of the 88th IPM of the TLD
Family picture - 88th IMP of the TLD - day 2 © European Union
Signing of the joint statement following the 88th TLD
Signature of the joint statement © European Union
MEPs and US Congress Members meeting with the Secretary General of NATO
Meeting with the Secretary General of NATO © NATO
The 88th Inter-parliamentary meeting of the Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue (TLD) between EU and US lawmakers took place on 4 and 5 April 2024 in the European Parliament in Brussels.

During the meetings, 20 Members of the Parliament - led by Danuta Hübner (EPP - Poland), Chair of the standing Delegation for relations with the United States - and 4 Members of the US House of Representatives - led by Congressman Nathaniel Moran (Republican, Texas) - heard from expert speakers and held discussions on transatlantic cooperation in the following areas:
  • Transatlantic economic security at a time of increased competition with China;
  • European defence initiatives and NATO enlargement;
  • Support to Ukraine and sanctions coordination.
The dialogue featured the participation of European Commission Executive Vice-Presidents Margrethe Vestager and Valdis Dombrovskis, and an exchange with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. European Parliament Vice President Marc Angel addressed the TLD on behalf of President Metsola. They also met with the President of the House of Representatives of Belgium, Eliane Tillieux, and exchanged with Belgian Members of the House and Senate. Other senior officials from EU bodies, such as the EEAS Secretary General Stefano Sannino and the EU Sanctions Envoy David O'Sullivan, also met the legislators.

At the end of the meeting, the TLD Co-Chairs, MEP Hübner and Representative Moran, together with the EU TLD Vice-Chair MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (S&D - Finland) and the US TLD Ranking Member Rep. Jim Costa (Democrats, California), signed a joint statement outlining the conclusions from their discussion and setting the scope for the TLD's future work.

The 89th meeting of the TLD is expected to take place in the United States towards the end of 2024.