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  • 25/07/2014
    504 65744 1 _blank Statement by the Spokesperson on the execution of Mr Joseph Wood Statement by the Spokesperson on the execution of Mr Joseph Wood /statements/docs/2014/140725_04_en.pdf 07/25/2014 18:42:00 07/25/2014 18:42:00 07/25/2014 18:42:00 nulldate 2014072518 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248c5c3463 N 090126248c5c3463 /statements/docs/2014/140725_04_en.pdf 478009 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140725_04_en.pdf 2 /statements/docs/2014/140725_04_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140725_04_fr.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140725_04_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
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  • 15/07/2014
    Statement by Commissioner Karel De Gucht on TTIP
  • 13/06/2014
    412 65744 1 _blank Remarks by High Representative Catherine Ashton ahead of her meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks by High Representative Catherine Ashton ahead of her meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry /statements/docs/2014/140613_03_en.pdf 06/13/2014 22:38:00 06/13/2014 22:38:00 06/13/2014 22:38:00 nulldate 2014061322 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248c1774a1 N 090126248c1774a1 /statements/docs/2014/140613_03_en.pdf 446675 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140613_03_en.pdf 1 /statements/docs/2014/140613_03_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140613_03_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Remarks by High Representative Catherine Ashton ahead of her meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry pdf - 437 KB [437 KB]

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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]