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 the newly-elected Chair of this 64-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 will 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, together with US Co-Chair Rep. Nathaniel Moran (Republican, Texas).

Our next meeting will be the 88th 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.

Danuta Hübner, D-US Chair

88th Inter-parliamentary meeting of the Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue

05-04-2024 - 18:20
Picture of the first day of the 88th IPM
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MEPs, Congress Members and EEAS Secretary General
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Picture with MEPs, President of the the House of Representatives of Belgium and Belgian Members of the House and Senate
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Picture of the second day of the 88th IPM of the TLD
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Signing of the joint statement following the 88th TLD
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MEPs and US Congress Members meeting with the Secretary General of NATO
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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.

D-US Chair meeting with U.S. Ambassador to the European Union

23-02-2024 - 14:27
Danuta Huebner and U.S. Ambassador Mark Gitenstein
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On Wednesday 21 February 2024, Danuta Hübner, Chair of the Delegation for relations with the United States of America, met with Mark Gitenstein, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, to discuss EU-US relations and the preparations for the next Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue scheduled on 4-5 April in Brussels.

Danuta Hübner elected Chair of the D-US

26-01-2024 - 08:44
Danuta Hübner
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During the meeting of 25 January 2024 in Brussels, Ms Danuta Hübner (EPP, Poland) was elected by acclamation as Chair of the Delegation for relations with the United States. Members proceeded with the election following the departure of former D-US Chair, Mr Radosław Sikorski (EPP, Poland).

87th EU-US Inter-Parliamentary Meeting, 30 Nov - 2 Dec 2023, Washington D.C.

20-12-2023 - 13:29
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Members of the European Parliament joined representatives from the U.S. Congress in Washington DC on December 1 and 2. The legislators' meeting was led by co-chairs Radosław Sikorski on the EU side and Nathaniel Moran on the US side.

Legislators on both sides of the Atlantic have similar concerns. What dominated the agenda were discussions on support for Ukraine, food security, energy, China, the situation in the Middle East, and the development of Artificial Intelligence. They had a chance to listen to and discuss with the leading experts in these areas.

''The shared history and common values that bind our alliance together - democracy, the rule of law, and freedom - remain our key compass in this era of geopolitical strife and rise in authoritarianism that we are living'' - underlined the European and American legislators in the joint statement after this 87th meeting of the Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue (TLD). The full text can be found below.

Statement on the US-EU summit of 20 October 2023

19-10-2023 - 21:34
BY THE CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DAVID McALLISTER, AND THE CHAIR OF THE DELEGATION FOR RELATIONS WITH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, RADOSŁAW SIKORSKI

Now, more than ever, as we witness global challenges to the international order and stability, the transatlantic partnership between the European Union and the United States of America needs to be stronger than ever. We must continue to defend democracy, the rule of law, and international rules.

For the members of our respective Committee and Delegation, a summit between the US and the EU is always an important moment. The forthcoming summit of 20 October 2023 in Washington DC, the second one under the administration of President Joe Biden, who has proven his commitment to transatlantic cooperation, comes at a crucial moment.

The European Parliament acknowledges the numerous achievements accomplished since the previous summit in 2021, particularly in the area of security and defence, where we must further strengthen and deepen our cooperation. The decisive EU-US response to counter the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine as well as mitigation of the destabilising political and economic effects it has created across the world serve as an example of what we can achieve when we work together. We must provide continued military and economic support to Ukraine for as long as it takes. Ukrainians do not only fight for their own country's sovereignty, but for our transatlantic values, freedoms, and security. We must also pay urgent attention to the emerging crisis in the Middle East, after the barbaric terrorist attack of Hamas against Israel. We also count on US support to bolster EU defence.

The summit must also discuss the multi-layered challenges posed by China. We look forward to the results of the investigation into Chinese subsidies for electric vehicles launched by the European Commission and welcome the new EU anti-coercion instrument. We also need to bolster the activities of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council, to produce tangible results on confronting malign disinformation and mitigating the risks involved in the development of artificial intelligence.

The EU and the US should also take the opportunity of this summit to address obstacles to transatlantic trade, notably on steel and aluminum. Equally, both sides should work to advance a critical minerals agreement that would alleviate any discriminating effects of the subsidies granted under the US Inflation Reduction Act. We must show the world that the EU and the US work together to address our challenges.

As European legislators, we look forward to assessing the results of this important summit, together with our American peers - the members of Congress - at the forthcoming 87th Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue meeting in early December. As representatives of our citizens, we also have an important role to demonstrate the real benefits of this close transatlantic cooperation.

86th EU-US Inter-Parliamentary Meeting, 16-17 June 2023, Stockholm, Sweden

19-06-2023 - 18:31

The 86th Inter-Parliamentary Meeting (IPM) of the Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue (TLD) took place on 16 and 17 June 2023 at the Swedish Parliament - Riksdag, in Stockholm.

During the meetings, seven Members of the European Parliament - led by MEP Radosław Sikorski (EPP - Poland), Chair of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with the United States and EU Co-Chair of the TLD - and ten Members of the US House of Representatives - led by Congressman Nathaniel Moran (Republican, Texas), the US Co-Chair of the TLD - heard from numerous experts and had lively discussions on transatlantic cooperation in the following areas: support to Ukraine, sanctions, security and stability in the Indo-Pacific, trade and technology, NATO enlargement and EU-NATO cooperation.

The meeting was officially opened by Dr. Andreas Norlén, Speaker of the Swedish Parliament and featured the participation of Members of the Riksdag's Committee on Foreign Affairs, led by their Chair, Mr. Aron Emilsson. The IPM also saw the participation of State Secretaries and other officials from the Swedish Government and senior officials from the European Commission, the European External Action Service, NATO and experts from Swedish think tanks.


At the end of the meeting, the TLD Co-Chairs, Messrs. Sikorski and Moran, together with the Vice-Chair of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with the United States, MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (S&D - Finland) and US Ranking Member Rep. Jim Costa (Democrat, California), signed a Joint Statement outlining the conclusions from their discussion and setting the scope for their future dialogues.

The 87th IPM/TLD is expected to take place in the United States in December 2023.

European Parliament meets US Congress in Stockholm

15-06-2023 - 12:11

The 86th EU-US Inter-Parliamentary Meeting of the Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue (TLD) will take place on 16 and 17 June 2023 in Stockholm, Sweden. The main discussion topics include Transatlantic cooperation in support of Ukraine, Security and Stability in the Indo-Pacific, EU-US Transatlantic Dialogue on Trade and Technology as well as NATO enlargement and EU-NATO cooperation.

The aim of the meeting is to take stock of the current legislative agendas on both sides of the Atlantic and to exchange views on how to strengthen transatlantic cooperation in policy areas of common strategic interest.

The EP delegation is led by the EU TLD Co-Chair Radosław SIKORSKI (European People's Party, Poland) who chairs Parliament's Standing Delegation for relations with the United States. The Delegation will be composed of 8 MEPs from 4 political groups. The Congress Delegation is bipartisan and composed of 10 Representatives and Delegates, sitting on various House committees, including Foreign Affairs, Intelligence, Financial Services, Appropriations, Budget, Judiciary and Natural Resources. The Congress Delegation is led by the US TLD Co-Chair Nathaniel MORAN (Republican, Texas).

Billy KELLEHER has been elected as the 2nd D-US Vice-Chair

05-05-2023 - 12:31
During the meeting of 20 April 2023 in Strasbourg, Billy KELLEHER (Renew Europe, Ireland) was elected 2nd Vice-Chair of the Delegation for relations with the United States.

D-US Chair Radek Sikorski: priorities for the year 2023

12-01-2023 - 16:18

@radeksikorski on continued cooperation with the new US Congress under the Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue, and on his priorities for 2023, via the videolink below:

85th EU-US Inter-Parliamentary Meeting, 1-3 December 2022, Washington D.C.

15-12-2022 - 12:54
Signature of a Joint Statement following the 85th EU-US Inter-Parliamentary Meeting/Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue, 3 December 2022, Mount Vernon, Virginia
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The 85th EU-US Inter-Parliamentary Meeting under the Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue (TLD) took place in Washington DC, from 1 to 3 December 2022. The main discussion topics included Ukraine; the EU-US Trade and Technology Council; Inflation and EU/US domestic economic priorities; China and critical supply chains; Climate and energy security following COP27 and Transatlantic cooperation on the Iranian human rights situation. Besides Washington DC, Members of Parliament and Members of Congress held part of their meeting sessions at Mount Vernon, an American landmark and former estate of the first president of the United States, George Washington.

The aim of the meeting between the European and American lawmakers was to take stock of the legislative agendas on both sides of the Atlantic and to exchange views on how to strengthen transatlantic cooperation in common areas such as support of Ukraine, where both Houses have responsibility.

The EP delegation was led by TLD Co-Chair Radosław SIKORSKI (European Peoples' Party, Poland) who chairs the Parliament's Delegation for relations with the US. It was composed of 14 MEPs from 7 political groups. The Congress Delegation was bipartisan and led by TLD Co-Chair Jim COSTA (Democrat, California).

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