ABSTRACT

U.S.-European Relations in the 117th Congress [Updated June 1, 2021]   [open pdf - 468KB]

From the Document: "Since the end of the Second World War, successive U.S. Administrations and many Members of Congress have supported a close U.S. partnership with Europe. Often termed the transatlantic relationship, the U.S.-European partnership encompasses the NATO alliance, relations with the European Union (EU), and extensive bilateral political and economic ties. Despite periodic tensions over the past 70 years, U.S. and European policymakers have valued the transatlantic partnership as serving their respective geostrategic and economic interests. The former Trump Administration questioned the tenets of the post-World War II transatlantic security and economic architecture to an unprecedented extent. President Trump's criticisms of NATO, the EU, and key European countries, as well as numerous U.S.-European policy divisions, severely strained relations. European officials have welcomed efforts by the Biden Administration to decrease tensions and renew the transatlantic partnership, although various challenges persist. The 117th Congress may evaluate current U.S. interests in Europe and prospects for future U.S.-European relations and cooperation."

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CRS In Focus, IF11094
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2021-06-01
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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