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.
Roberta METSOLA, new elected President of the European Parliament, explains her main priorities for her mandate.
From May 4 - 6, around 300 academics and professionals attended the European Union Studies Association (EUSA) 18th Biennial Conference, co-sponsored by EPLO. The theme of this year's conference was “Recovery and Reconnection: European Integration Against the Tide.”
On March 28, together with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, we joined co-chairs US Representatives Joe Wilson (Republican, South Carolina) and Brendan Boyle (Democrat, Pennsylvania) for the inauguration of the bipartisan European Union Caucus for the 118th Congress.
It’s time to renew our transatlantic alliance – said Roberta Metsola, the president of the European Parliament, while addressing Harvard professors, students and guests on March 25. President Metsola joined the leader of the democratic opposition of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovskaya at a joint speech and discussion at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Harvard’s premier arena for political speech, discussion, and debate.
Meet Matthew, Michelle, Pietro and Sara - the European Parliament Liaison Office new internship trainees. These trainees collaborate with EPLO staff on numerous portfolios, including foreign affairs, communication and outreach, research, and internal policy.
Members of the European Parliament's Committee on Development were in Washington, DC to meet with representatives from the US administration alongside officials from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, civil society organisations and think tanks.
“Our legislative initiative on political advertising is the European answer to the need for more transperency in the political advertising sector.” - says Sandro Gozi (Renew, France), who is the leading Member of the European Parliament following this issue.
“We have to engage more in support of our democracies” - says Radoslaw Sikorski, Chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with the United States. Watch the video to find out how he sees the priorities for 2023.
The European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington DC teamed up with the Capital Pride Alliance holding a special screening of the highly acclaimed Danish film "FLEE" - a 2022 LUX Audience Award finalist.
The European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington DC hosted a happy hour at the United States Congress that was received by European Parliament and US House Representatives from Congress, congressional staffers and EU member states embassies' congressional liaison officers.
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.
The six-person delegation, led by the committee’s Chair, Irene Tinagli (S&D, IT), travelled to Washington D.C. to attend the 2022 Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank. In the margins, the delegation also met with representatives of the US authorities as well as those of think tanks, leading businesses and NGOs.
Our visit in Chapel Hill, in cooperation with the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, included a meeting with students at CES, a lecture to undergraduate EU studies class, a screening with panel discussion of LUX Audience Award 2022 winner, Quo Vadis, Aida?, and a reception.