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.
On Friday, February 19th, Member of the European Parliament and Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, MEP Pascal Canfin and Chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-FL,14) discussed on how the U.S. and EU should collaborate on climate issues and next steps following the U.S. re-joining the Paris Climate Agreement.
The European Parliament Liaison Office, in collaboration with the Meridian International Center, is excited to announce the launch of the One Atlantic series! An exploration of the transatlantic relationship, as it is and what it could be, with members of the US Congress and the European Parliament.
With a new administration in Washington and an EU-US summit scheduled later this year, the European Parliament says it's time to renew the transatlantic partnership – from tackling the Covid-19 pandemic and recovery, to building a sustainable, climate-neutral economy, and strengthening democracy around the world.
This week MEP Kumpula-Natri and Wisconsin State Representative Pope joined students from the class of "Bridge the Pond: Wisconsin & Finland" for the initiatives inaugural capstone event. Click to learn more!
European Parlliament President Sassoli wrote to congratulate US President-elect Joseph Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their recent election victory, as well as to extend an offer to the US President-elect to address the Parliament.
In a joint event on social and racial justice, members of the European Parliament and the US House of Representatives sat down to discuss a tranatlantic approach to one of the greatest tasks for society post-COVID.
Our Bridge the Pond program brings together secondary school students from the United States and the European Union, promoting dialogue and an exchange of views among youth on important topics our societies collectively face. At a time when our global connection is being constricted and severed by the Covid pandemic, this project will take advantage of a unique opportunity from that same pandemic where most students are learning virtually from home and missing many opportunities of reaching out and making new friendships.