EU Focus

EU Focus, the Delegation’s four-page newsletter, offers in-depth information about important European issues–including security and defense, job creation, immigration, and more–and how they impact the transatlantic relationship.

EU Focus The European Union and the United States

January 2013: The European Union and the United States

A strong EU-U.S. partnership is crucial to building a more democratic, secure, and prosperous world. The European Union and the United States jointly represent just 12 percent of the world’s population, but even during the current economic and financial crisis they account for almost half of global GDP and provide around 80 percent of official development assistance worldwide.... Read more

EU Focus-An Innovation Union

September 2012: The Innovation Union

As countries around the world grapple with the persistent economic and financial downturn, economies that have prioritized investment in research and innovation in the past appear to be weathering the crisis better. Studies indicate that… Read more

EU Focus-The EU’s Single Market at 20

July 2012: The EU’s Single Market at 20

More than 50 years ago, the founders of the European Union envisioned a Europe in which people, goods, services, and capital could move around the continent as freely as they did in a single country,… Read more

EU Focus-Transatlantic Job Creation

November, 2011: Transatlantic Job Creation

Jobs are the lifeblood of the modern economy, creating income that is spent at businesses, saved in banks, and gathered as tax revenue. Without jobs, growth grinds to a halt, economic confidence falters, and the… Read more

EU Focus-Immigration and Integration

January 2012: Immigration and Integration

Migration is integral to the human experience. Since the beginning of time, people have been constantly on the move, leaving behind familiar surroundings to seek better lives and new opportunities, or to escape danger and… Read more

Illustration picture on the vote

May 2011: Understanding the European Union

To understand the European Union is to understand both its origins and its values. Emerging from two world wars that devastated the European continent, the EU has evolved substantially from the early 1950s when member… Read more