Welcome to the European Parliament Office in Washington DC
This is the website of the European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington DC. Our presence here is intended to strengthen cooperation between the United States 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 70 years, we have cooperated closely to enhance the cause of peace, freedom and human rights. Together we also face contemporary challenges such as 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 - and anyone interested in transatlantic relations.
This month we welcomed Ford, Emily, Pelin, and Alka! They join us from Florida, Connecticut, and California. There's lots happening on the EU - US agenda and our new young colleagues get to contribute and experience from a front row.
The Co-Chairs of the Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue, US Representative Jim Costa, Chair Radosław Sikorski, MEP and Vice-Chair Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, MEP issued a statement welcoming the first annual meeting of the Trade and Technology Council (TTC) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on September 29th, 2021.
On July 20th, together with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, we joined co-chairs U.S. Representatives Brendan Boyle (D-PA) and Joe Wilson (R-SC) for the inauguration of the bipartisan European Union Caucus for the 117th Congress. The special event taking place at the House Foreign Affairs Committee room at the US Congress was attended by leading European Parliament members, members of Congress, EU Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Member States’ ambassadors and transatlantic staffers.
On June 29, 2021, during a joint event organised with the Portuguese Assembleia da Repúblic, the European Parliament and the United States House of Representatives, David SASSOLI, EP President, gives a remote statement on the transatlantic dialogue and its importance for the defence of democracy.
On June 15, 2021, EPLO in partnership with the Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC) hosted a transatlantic webinar on the digital sector and the future of democracy with MEP Christel Schaldemose, MEP Andreas Schwab, US Representative Suzan DelBene, and US Representative Darrell Issa.
On June 16, 2021, EPLO Washington DC and USC's School of Cinematic Arts, hosted a LUX Audience Award screening and post-screening Q&A with Jan Komasa, the Director of the 2020 Academy Award nominee and LUX Audience Award 2021 finalist, Corpus Christi. The event included a special message by Polish Member of European Parliament, and member of the European Parliament's Education and Culture Committee, Tomasz Frankowski.