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  • 18/12/2014
    Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos (replacing High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini) at the European Parliament debate on the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Study of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Programme Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos (replacing High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini) at the European Parliament debate on the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Study of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Programme <p>Check against delivery] The Commission, which I represent here today for this matter is, like you, appalled by the findings of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Study of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Programme, part of which was released on 9 December (most of the inquiry remains classified).</p> 12/18/2014 00:00:00 12/18/2014 00:00:00 12/18/2014 00:00:00 12/06/2015 00:00:00 2014121800 090126248dc3c16c N 090126248dc3c16c /statements-eeas/2014/141218_01_en.htm 14508 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141218_01_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2014/141218_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141218_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos (replacing High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini) at the European Parliament debate on the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Study of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Programme
  • 11/12/2014
    David Schwendiman nominated as new Lead Prosecutor for the Special Investigative Task Force (SITF) David Schwendiman nominated as new Lead Prosecutor for the Special Investigative Task Force (SITF) <p>David Schwendiman from the United States has been nominated as the new Lead Prosecutor for the Special Investigative Task Force (SITF). The SITF was established by the European Union in 2011 as an independent criminal investigation into the serious allegations contained in the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly report of January 2011 by Senator Dick Marty entitled: “Inhuman treatment of people and illicit trafficking in human organs in Kosovo”.</p> 12/11/2014 16:49:01 12/11/2014 16:49:01 12/11/2014 16:49:01 12/11/2014 16:49:01 2014121116 090126248dafdda2 N 090126248dafdda2 /statements-eeas/2014/141211_01_en.htm 10896 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141211_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2014/141211_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141211_01_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141211_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    David Schwendiman nominated as new Lead Prosecutor for the Special Investigative Task Force (SITF)
  • 03/12/2014
    Remarks by High Representative-Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the working lunch with US Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks by High Representative-Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the working lunch with US Secretary of State John Kerry <p>John, thank you for your visit here. We had a first bilateral in my new capacity, and I’m particularly happy this takes place in Brussels, so thank you for visiting and thank you for having a bilateral meeting here. I’m looking forward to come and visit you in Washington if we find you in Washington sometime, which might be a challenge.</p> 12/03/2014 19:00:00 12/03/2014 19:00:00 12/03/2014 19:00:00 12/03/2014 19:00:00 2014120319 090126248d9985af N 090126248d9985af /statements-eeas/2014/141203_04_en.htm 12171 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141203_04_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2014/141203_04_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141203_04_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Remarks by High Representative-Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the working lunch with US Secretary of State John Kerry

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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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  • 18/12/2014
    Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos (replacing High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini) at the European Parliament debate on the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Study of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Programme Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos (replacing High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini) at the European Parliament debate on the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Study of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Programme <p>Check against delivery] The Commission, which I represent here today for this matter is, like you, appalled by the findings of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Study of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Programme, part of which was released on 9 December (most of the inquiry remains classified).</p> 12/18/2014 00:00:00 12/18/2014 00:00:00 12/18/2014 00:00:00 12/06/2015 00:00:00 2014121800 090126248dc3c16c N 090126248dc3c16c /statements-eeas/2014/141218_01_en.htm 14508 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141218_01_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2014/141218_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141218_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos (replacing High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini) at the European Parliament debate on the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Study of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Programme
  • 11/12/2014
    David Schwendiman nominated as new Lead Prosecutor for the Special Investigative Task Force (SITF) David Schwendiman nominated as new Lead Prosecutor for the Special Investigative Task Force (SITF) <p>David Schwendiman from the United States has been nominated as the new Lead Prosecutor for the Special Investigative Task Force (SITF). The SITF was established by the European Union in 2011 as an independent criminal investigation into the serious allegations contained in the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly report of January 2011 by Senator Dick Marty entitled: “Inhuman treatment of people and illicit trafficking in human organs in Kosovo”.</p> 12/11/2014 16:49:01 12/11/2014 16:49:01 12/11/2014 16:49:01 12/11/2014 16:49:01 2014121116 090126248dafdda2 N 090126248dafdda2 /statements-eeas/2014/141211_01_en.htm 10896 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141211_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2014/141211_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141211_01_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141211_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    David Schwendiman nominated as new Lead Prosecutor for the Special Investigative Task Force (SITF)
  • 03/12/2014
    Remarks by High Representative-Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the working lunch with US Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks by High Representative-Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the working lunch with US Secretary of State John Kerry <p>John, thank you for your visit here. We had a first bilateral in my new capacity, and I’m particularly happy this takes place in Brussels, so thank you for visiting and thank you for having a bilateral meeting here. I’m looking forward to come and visit you in Washington if we find you in Washington sometime, which might be a challenge.</p> 12/03/2014 19:00:00 12/03/2014 19:00:00 12/03/2014 19:00:00 12/03/2014 19:00:00 2014120319 090126248d9985af N 090126248d9985af /statements-eeas/2014/141203_04_en.htm 12171 xml Y /statements-eeas/2014/141203_04_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2014/141203_04_en.htm /statements-eeas/2014/141203_04_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Remarks by High Representative-Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the working lunch with US Secretary of State John Kerry

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