EU-US Summit, Washington 3 November 2009

© European Communities, 1995-2009 - Left to right: High Representative for the CSFP Javier Solana, US President Barack Obama, European Commission President José Barroso and Swedish Prime Minister Fredrick Reinfeldt.© European Communities, 1995-2009 - Left to right: High Representative for the CSFP Javier Solana, US President Barack Obama, European Commission President José Barroso and Swedish Prime Minister Fredrick Reinfeldt.

EU and US leaders met on Tuesday 3 November in Washington DC for their yearly summit. Participants from the side of the Commission were the President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso and Commissioners Benita Ferrero-Waldner. The EU Presidency was represented by Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, assisted by High Representative Javier Solana.

Issues featuring on the agenda this year included major global challenges such as the economic recovery, climate change and development but also a range of foreign policy issues such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and the Middle East.

A major outcome was the creation of a newEU-US Energy Council looking at issues such as global energy security, new technologies and research. The first meeting of the Energy Council was held in the margins of the Summit. The summit headers also agreed to re-launch the EU-US Dialogue on Development assistance and adopted a Declaration on Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.

Results of the Summit are available online.

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Pre-Summit press releases: