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  • 11/04/2014
    9 65744 1 _blank Press Release: EU, US, Ukraine and Russia to meet on 17 April in Geneva Press Release: EU, US, Ukraine and Russia to meet on 17 April in Geneva /statements/docs/2014/140411_04_en.pdf 04/11/2014 20:09:00 04/11/2014 20:09:00 04/11/2014 20:09:00 nulldate 2014041120 European External Action Service 090126248bb12931 N 090126248bb12931 /statements/docs/2014/140411_04_en.pdf 352574 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140411_04_en.pdf 1 /statements/docs/2014/140411_04_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140411_04_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
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  • 10/04/2014
    16 65744 1 _blank Catherine Ashton on the execution of Ramiro Hernández Llanas Catherine Ashton on the execution of Ramiro Hernández Llanas /statements/docs/2014/140410_01_en.pdf 04/10/2014 11:42:00 04/10/2014 11:42:00 04/10/2014 11:42:00 nulldate 2014041011 European External Action Service 090126248baeb37e N 090126248baeb37e /statements/docs/2014/140410_01_en.pdf 441247 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140410_01_en.pdf 1 /statements/docs/2014/140410_01_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140410_01_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
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  • 10/04/2014
    The Future of TTIP – The Benefits and How to Achieve Them

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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]