European Parliament's Liaison Office with the US Congress

European Parliament's Liaison Office with the US Congress Opened in 2010 by the President of the European Parliament, Mr Jerzy Buzek, the officemaintains regular contact with US lawmakers working together on issues requiring legislative and political cooperation.

As the first European Parliament Liaison Office outside the EU, the office maintains regular contact with US lawmakers and has begun to build a transatlantic network of legislators and legislative staffers who work together on issues requiring legislative and political cooperation.

Mission: strengthening strategic links at all levels with US Congress bodies, i.e. by fostering political contacts between Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and members of Congress, enhancing their participation in transatlantic structures and meetings, promoting long-term joint legislative planning as well as a joint legislative early-warning system identifying key legislative issues of mutual interest and assuring necessary information exchange with new communication channels, by monitoring US legislation and two-way notification of potential opportunities as regards both European and US legislation preparing and assisting enhanced mutual European Parliament-US Congress contacts, with particular emphasis on committee-to-committee links, including annual and ad hoc visits of delegations, committee chairs or rapporteurs, exchange and training originated visits at staff level, and by means of video-conferencing improving mutual perception and understanding between administrations, i.e. by organising/attending information seminaries, presentations and other events, preparing and distributing new publications/newsletters/web postings reinforcing cooperation with the EU Delegation in Washington DC, thus easing and promoting information flow and synergies in initiatives in the framework of the transatlantic dialogue

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