Who we are

The European Union is a unique economic and political partnership among 28 diverse democracies united in their commitment to peace, democracy, the rule of law, and respect for human rights. It is represented in the United States by the Washington, DC Delegation of the European Union, a full-fledged diplomatic mission working in close coordination with the Embassies and Consulates of the 28 EU Member States.

The Delegation of the EU to the US

  • The European Union through the Years

  • The EU Delegation to the United States

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    The Delegation of the European Union to the United States represents the EU in dealings with the US government in areas that are part of the EU’s remit; raises awareness of EU issues and concerns; and promotes the importance of the EU-U.S. relationship among the American public.

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  • Ambassador’s Corner

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    Learn more about Ambassador João Vale de Almeida of Portugal, who has led the EU Delegation to the United States since 2010. Ambassador Vale de Almeida is the first EU diplomat to occupy this position since the Treaty of Lisbon came into force on December 1, 2009…

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  • High Representative

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    Federica Mogherini succeeds Catherine Ashton as the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission on 1…

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  • What is the European Union?

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    The EU is unlike anything else—it isn’t a government, an association of states, or an international organization. Rather, the 28 Member States have relinquished part of their sovereignty to EU institutions, with many decisions made at the European level.

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  • EU Leadership

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    Meet the European Union leaders, José Manuel Barroso, Catherine Ashton, and Herman Van Rompuy.

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Infographic

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The EU is about so much more than the economic crisis that has dominated recent headlines-check out our new infographic.

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How the EU Works

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EU Member States have transferred part of their sovereignty to EU institutions, with many decisions made at the EU level. The European Commission, the European Parliament, and Council of the EU work together to propose and adopt legislation in areas that fall under EU jurisdiction.

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Meet Our Staff

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Get to know the nearly 100 members of the EU Delegation team. Approximately 30 members of staff are EU diplomats; the remainder includes diplomats seconded from EU Member States as well as locally engaged staff from the United States, Europe, and elsewhere.

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History of the Delegation

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The European Union has had a permanent presence in Washington since 1954; as the EU’s first overseas representation, the Washington office is a testament to the deep and long-standing relationship between the United States and the European Union. Learn more about the history of our Washington Delegation.

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