Transatlantic Relations


           The United States of America and Europe

                                        USA-Europe 2015©University of Pennsylvania



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The United States of America and Europe

The partnership between the United States of America and Europe is a complementary …….an enduring historical relations of Roots , Culture, Heritage, Values that originated and developed over 1000 years.

Describing it in a simple modern words, with an overall majority of the Americans with the European Ancestors, it is a tangible form of Family Affairs, that neither America can move on without Europe…….. nor Europe can ever let it go! That the Relations and Destiny of both are intertwined ……beyond any superficial aspects and countenance.

If the European first discovered….. and created the New World ‘The United States of America’, centuries agoas the Viking Sailors were the first in 985,… was the U.S that came at any ghostly, gloomy era in defending Europe.

The United States was also the first Nation to recognize the European Union in August 1952, established in its early form of ‘The European Coal and Steel Community’ (ECSC).

(Excerpt from Political text ‘Sublime and Beautiful Europe and the United States of America’, by Catherine Stella Schmidt 2009)


Joint Statement by Ambassador Froman and EU Commissioner Malmström on T-TIP:

“The European Union and the United States have made considerable progress towards a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in the past year, notably since the G7 Elmau summit in June, when we agreed to accelerate work on all elements of the agreement. We are fully committed December 11, 2015 © Office of the United States Trade Representative

Additional documents by European Commission:

RECORDED 11th Round of negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

The benefits of TTIP: Economic Growth, Global Economic Rules and a Stronger Transatlantic Partnership


November 2015

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By Delegation of the European Union to the USA

A strong EU-U.S. partnership is crucial to building a more Democratic, Secure, and prosperous World.

Together, the European Union and the United States with the population of over 827.2 millions, represent:

  • The account for almost half of global GDP
  • And provide more than three-quarters of official development assistance Worldwide.

The Transatlantic 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.

©Delegation of the European Union to the USA

Continue to read: Europe and the U.S,  Partners of Choice in the Complex World, by European Union Delegation to the United States, November 2015



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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the EU.


The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the EU and the U.S, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, The Office of the United States Trade Representative

Boosting growth and employment by removing barriers to transatlantic trade. Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy

Dimensions and Impact of a Free Trade Agreement Between the EU and the USA, CESifo Group Munich

Free Trade Agreement between EU and USA Will Create Prosperity, CESifo Group Munich




September 2015

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The German Transatlantic Coordinator Jürgen Hardt travelled to the United States ( Los Angeles and Boston)  for furthering the Transatlantic Partnerships.

On his departure for U.S, Herr Jürgen Hardt emphasized the importance of Transatlantic Relations by stating:

“The diversity and intensity of crises around the world has driven home to us very clearly how necessary an intensive Transatlantic cooperation is. Especially at present, we are witnessing efforts to coordinate closely on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York.
I would like to use my trip to intensify the close dialogue in a spirit of mutual trust with representatives of the US Congress and of US civil society, particularly beyond the capital Washington and the UN Headquarters in New York.
In Los Angeles, I am also looking forward to my talks with representatives of the Jewish community there. Traditionally, it forms a very special link in the Transatlantic network of Relations.” 

Berlin 30.September 2015  ©Federal Foreign Office



May 2015

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The members of U.S Congress and German Bundestag announced their Support for Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Programme.

Please see more info on:

US-German Exchange programme, the US Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs



March 2015

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March 9th, on his first Official trip, the President of the European Council Donald Tusk travelled to Washington DC to meet with President Obama and the U.S Congress for highlighting the importance of Transatlantic Partnerships, and to discuss various global crisis that are posing threats to the U.S and European Values, Security and Prosperity alike.
The two Leader also discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), Climate Changes, Energy Security, and the Fight against terrorism.

Welcoming President Tusk President Obama emphasized also the multifaceted deep partnerships between U.S-Europe and concluded by saying: 
           “Transatlantic Unity is as strong as it’s ever been.”

                    President of the European Council Donald Tusk - President Obama, Washington DC 2015President Obama during his meeting with the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, Washington DC 9 March 2015 ©Delegation of the European Union to the USA

Press statement by President Donald Tusk on the importance of US-European Partnerships and Unity.

Good afternoon.
First let me thank President Obama for inviting me, in my new role as President of the European Council, to Washington. Thank you, Mr. President.

We have much to discuss, however I would like to pay special attention to three topics, namely the critical relations with Russia in the context of Ukraine, the threat of terrorism and actions of the so-called Islamic State in the context of Libya, and lastly, our negotiations on TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Although these are three very different challenges, they have a common denominator, the need – maybe greater than ever before – for unity of Europe and the United States.
We are witnessing today the calling into question, attacking even of our fundamental values, freedom, prosperity, liberal democracy and geopolitical order. Our enemies who use propaganda, commit acts of violence and violate the sovereignty of our Neighbours want to weaken the political community of the Western world.

Today we can see with full clarity that they are trying to divide us, inside of Europe as well as Europe and America. But when we are united, we will be able to put a stop to the aggressive policy of Russia against her neighbours. The past has shown that when we were united, we were able to successfully fight against terrorism.

And also thanks to the fact that we have acted together in the field of liberal economy and free trade, we achieved success.
When it comes to TTIP, getting agreement will not be as difficult as people think. Of course the result of the negotiations must be balanced and we have to bring the public on both sides of the Atlantic with us but I have no doubt that TTIP will keep America and Europe strong in the world in terms of prosperity, growth and jobs, also with reference to geopolitical security.

Second, we need to prevent violent extremism from spreading in Africa. We must help Libya. We cannot have a failed state, run by warlords and fanatics, slipping into anarchy only 100 miles off the southern coast of Europe. Last, on Ukraine. We are united on the need for full implementation of the Minsk agreements and on our determination to maintain the sanctions on Russia until Minsk is fully implemented.
Brutal history has returned to us. History and the politics of faits accomplis.

That is why it is so important that Europe and the U.S not only speak in one voice but also that they act, in unison. Because who we are tomorrow depends on what we do today.

I deeply believe in some kind of Renaissance of faith in our Community. You, Americans, expressed this need in the most convincing phrase I know, United We Stand Divided We Fall.

Thank you.

©Delegation of the European Union to the USA




May 2014

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The importance of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the United States of America 

The United States, Germany and TTIP ©Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Fact Sheet: United States to Negotiate Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the European Union  ©US Embassy Berlin




March 2014

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Another steps towards a greater partnerships: US and Europe

EU-US Summit: Joint Statement   Press office the White House

©The White House



February 2012

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On Transatlantic Relations: Europe and the United States

By Catherine Stella Schmidt

In a world, where environmental, economic and humanitarian turmoil, added to proliferation of Nuclear and Cyber threats are looming on the horizon, more than ever E.U and the United States must team up and strengthen their close relations.

Research and Educational; Political and Legislation; Economic and Commerce; Military and Security integration will be necessary, as we face so many unknown elements of the 21st century.
The relation between Europe and the United States has not been established based on series of signed Treaties or economic agreements, but this is a relationship, which was born with the existence of the New World:
“The United States of America”
–and is cherished by Europe who sees this super power as a direct creation of its own thoughts and adventure.
Yes, we have roots and relatives on both sides, even though we might not be aware of them. Europe has been and remains to be so the United States real Heritage and its roots.
Every aspect of history and every fact attests that the EU-US relation is the most complementary and complete one.
Between Europe and the United States–
there is a relationship that can be only portrayed as an unconditional commitments, a sense of harmony and creeds that delve deeper than, it can ever be described, touching every aspect of their beings.
And this relation, will be always magnified with our common Ideals; values and principles; culture and our political thoughts.

At the Empirical level:
more facts, which could substantiate further the significance of Transatlantic Relations.
* Europe and U.S are account for over 50% of global GDP (the White House press release 2010).
* The E.U and the U.S have the largest bilateral investment and trade relations. The Transatlantic trade and investment amount to over $1 billion a day.
* Only in 2009, European capital was 64% of the foreign investment in United States.
* About 50% of U.S investment goes to E.U States as well.
(The White House press release 2010).
* In recent years the transatlantic direct investment has created over 14.million jobs on the both sides of the Atlantic (announced by the U.S Secretary of Commerce in 2010.
* As indicated by European Union in 2010 in the EU- US Summit, the United States remains the European’s largest trading partner for both goods and services.

• E.U good exports to the U.S in 2009: €204.4 billion
• E.U goods imports from the U.S in 2009: €159.8 billion
• E.U services exports to the U.S 2009: €119.4 billion
• E.U services imports from the U.S in 2009: €127.0 billion
• E.U investment flows to the U.S in 2008: €121.4 billion
• U.S investment flows to the E.U in 2008: €50.5 billion
(Announced by the E.U in 2010)
From the crises and conflicts in various regions and countries: Africa, Asia, the Middle-East, Kosovo, Georgia, Afghanistan, while the U.N struggled to get the other Nations for the aid on its board, Europe and United States in almost all 20 and 21 century’s Peacekeeping operations, have shouldered the main parts of the economic and peacekeeping efforts, to de-escalate the Humanitarian crisis and the Global conflicts.

The United States and Europe, as the Pillars of Western Civilization, not only have led the World towards a greater transformation but also paved the path for the global journey towards Democracy, Freedom and Human Rights.
While these are solely a few aspects of EU-US relations, yet it has to be emphasized that in reality our History, Philosophy, Cultural and Political spheres are so much attached to each other– so much embedded by one, another, that the rest of the world sees us as one– on every front.
We have to recognize this importance.

Thus it is necessary to keep these ties as strong as ever for maintaining our global Security, Prosperity, and the survival of Western Civilizations, which alone stands on the Ideal of the Rights of Mankind and defending Humanity.

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