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The EU-U.S. partnership has prospered for more than six decades, constructed on a solid foundation of common values, including a commitment to the rule of law, the democratic process, free enterprise, respect for human rights, and alleviating poverty. These shared values, combined with the deeply interdependent and interconnected transatlantic economy and the trust and confidence built up over more than half a century of collaboration, make the EU and the U.S. natural partners for tackling global challenges. Learn more, download the EU Matters on EU-U.S. Relations.
Together, the European Union and the United States represent 12 percent of the world’s population, but account for almost half of global GDP, and provide more than three-quarters of official development assistance worldwide. Learn some interesting facts about the EU and the transatlantic economy in the infographic below.
Comprehensive introduction to the European Union and the EU-US relationship, developed especially for Americans.