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The European Union and the United States of America established diplomatic relations as early as 1953, but it was only in November 1990 that the cooperation was formalised for the first time with the Transatlantic Declaration pdf - 34 KB [34 KB] . Since December 1995, the New Transatlantic Agenda pdf - 43 KB [43 KB] (NTA) has provided the foundation for the relationship.

The ambitious agenda of cooperation between the EU and the US is taken forward via constant, intensive dialogue. This dialogue takes place at various levels, from the annual summit meetings between EU and US leaders to technical work at expert level.

Within the framework of the NTA and in line with the Transatlantic Economic Partnership (TEP) [115 KB] launched in 1998, the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC) was created in 2007 to take forward efforts to boost the transatlantic economy. Under the TEC umbrella, a High-Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth was established by the 2011 EU-US Summit, tasked to identify policies and measures to increase EU-US trade and investment to support job creation, economic growth, and international competitiveness. The final report with conclusions and recommendations from the Working Group was produced on 12 February 2013. On 14 June, the Council of the European Union adopted negotiating directives for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the US. All information on the TTIP can be found here.

Together, the EU and the USA have the largest bilateral trade and investment relationship in the world, roughly 31% of the world trade and over 49% of the world GDP. In keeping with the evolving political and legal personality of the EU, there is active cooperation across a host of sectors: cooperation in justice and home affairs, energy and energy security, environment, science & technology, education & training… more pdf - 50 KB [50 KB]     


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    Statement by the Spokesperson on the execution of Cecil Clayton in the US State of Missouri on 17 March 2015
  • 16/03/2015
    Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini upon arrival at the Foreign Affairs Council Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini upon arrival at the Foreign Affairs Council <p>Today we will discuss with the Ministers first of all Libya. As you know, it is a crisis that affects very much the region, but also directly the European Union, all of the European Union.</p> 03/16/2015 00:00:00 03/16/2015 00:00:00 03/16/2015 00:00:00 03/04/2016 00:00:00 2015031600 090126248ec21845 N 090126248ec21845 /statements-eeas/2015/150316_01_en.htm 9197 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150316_01_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2015/150316_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150316_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini upon arrival at the Foreign Affairs Council
  • 10/03/2015
    35 25362 1 The spirit of dialogue: effectively addressing acts of intolerance, discrimination and incitement to hatred The spirit of dialogue: effectively addressing acts of intolerance, discrimination and incitement to hatred /delegations/un_geneva/press_corner/focus/events/2015/20150310_forb_en.htm 03/10/2015 18:25:00 03/10/2015 18:25:00 03/10/2015 18:25:00 nulldate 2015031018 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248eb25b07 N 090126248eb451da /delegations/un_geneva/press_corner/focus/events/2015/20150310_forb_en.htm 9939 xml Y /delegations/un_geneva/press_corner/focus/events/2015/20150310_forb_en.htm 1 /delegations/un_geneva/press_corner/focus/events/2015/20150310_forb_en.htm /delegations/un_geneva/press_corner/focus/events/2015/20150310_forb_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    The spirit of dialogue: effectively addressing acts of intolerance, discrimination and incitement to hatred
  • 09/03/2015
    Speech by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the UN Security Council: Cooperation between the UN and regional and sub-regional organisations Speech by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the UN Security Council: Cooperation between the UN and regional and sub-regional organisations 03/09/2015 18:29:53 03/09/2015 18:29:53 03/09/2015 18:29:53 03/09/2015 18:29:53 2015030918 090126248eaf4700 N 090126248eaf4700 /statements-eeas/2015/150309_01_en.htm 29667 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150309_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150309_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150309_01_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150309_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Speech by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the UN Security Council: Cooperation between the UN and regional and sub-regional organisations
  • 03/03/2015
    HR/VP Federica Mogherini’s calls with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry on Iran nuclear talks HR/VP Federica Mogherini’s calls with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry on Iran nuclear talks <p>Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, spoke on the phone today  in Geneva with the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, and the Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif, on the ongoing Iranian nuclear talks.</p> 03/03/2015 23:12:05 03/03/2015 23:12:05 03/03/2015 23:12:05 03/03/2015 23:12:05 2015030323 090126248e9afad0 N 090126248e9afad0 /statements-eeas/2015/150303_08_en.htm 4429 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150303_08_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150303_08_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150303_08_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150303_08_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    HR/VP Federica Mogherini’s calls with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry on Iran nuclear talks

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