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 April 22nd, 2021, the European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington DC in partnership with Virginia Tech's Center for European Union, Transatlantic, and Trans-European Space Studies co-hosted a transatlantic discussion on the EU-US approach to digital trade and taxation. The panel discussion was preceded by a keynote speech by Mr Andreas Schwab, MEP.
Our third EU TO CAMPUS podcast episode, aimed at US students studying the EU and European affairs, tackles the topic of European Union Democratic Legitimacy through a conversation between EPLO Director Joe Dunne and Professor Vivien Schmidt, of Boston University.
Join us and the Center for European Union, Transatlantic, and Trans-European Space Studies (CEUTTSS) on Thursday, April 22, 2021 for a transatlantic webinar on Digital Trade and Taxation. Mr Andreas Schwab, Member of European Parliament, will open the event with a short keynote address. The subsequent panel of experts will address the ways in which the rise of the digital economy has generated new questions over the governance of transatlantic trade.
The European Parliament hosted a virtual discussion with EU lawmakers and transatlantic experts on March 17, 2021 discussing the international and domestic threat of disinformation and how to fight against this phenomenon through modernizing online regulations and safeguarding our democracies.
On March 8th, during the plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels, United States Vice-President Kamala Karris joined EU lawmakers for a special International Women's Day celebration paying tribute to women on the frontline in the Covid-19 crisis.
On February 26, The European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington and the Former Members of Congress Association co-organised a panel discussion entitled "Challenges to Democracy: Countering Foreign and Domestic Threats".