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European Parliament and U.S. Interests [Updated October 25, 2019]   [open pdf - 467KB]

From the Document: "The European Parliament (EP) is the only directly elected institution of the 28-country European Union (EU). The EP's 751 members represent the EU's roughly 513 million citizens. The most recent EP elections were in May 2019. The EP has accumulated more power over time as part of EU efforts to improve democratic accountability and transparency in EU policymaking. Enhanced powers since the 2009 Lisbon Treaty have made the EP a more important actor on several issues of U.S. concern, including trade, data privacy, and counterterrorism. Congress-EP ties are long-standing, and Congress may be increasingly interested in EP activities given the EP's potential to influence key aspects of U.S.-EU relations."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11211
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2019-10-25
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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