EU Matters


Leading the Fight against Capital Punishment

The European Union and its 28 Member States are unequivocally opposed to the death penalty at all times and under any circumstances. An inhuman punishment, it fails to deter criminal behavior and represents an unacceptable… Read more

EU Trade Policy

Trade has been a driving force for the European Union from the start. Binding former enemies together through trade to prevent future wars was the genesis of the modern EU. Along with the U.S., the… Read more


TTIP Factsheet

The first round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations kicked off last early July 2013 in Washington, DC. Learn more about why these negotiations are so important and how both the EU and the U.S. will benefit by downloading our brand-new fact sheet.... Read more


August 2010: EU Action on Climate Change

Challenges and Opportunities: Kyoto to Copenhagen and

The Kyoto Protocol is not enough:

The 1997 Kyoto Protocol is an important first step, but it only covers 30 percent of current GHG emissions. Far-reaching action to further curb… Read more


EU Matters: The European Union’s Common Foreign and Security Policy

In the European Union, 28 nations speak and act as one on many foreign policy and security issues, making an impact that individual countries alone could not match. The EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) allows Member States to coordinate consistent policies and assert the EU’s unique political imprint. CFSP safeguards the values, interests, independence, and integrity of the EU; strengthens the EU’s security; preserves peace and bolsters international security (according to United Nations principles); promotes international cooperation; and develops and consolidates democracy, the rule of law, and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.... Read more