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EU – United States of America Summit

EU – United States of America Summit
Date: 30.04.2007
Venue: Washington D.C.
Policy area: General Affairs and External Relations
Type of event: Third Country Meetings

The annual EU-USA Summit – the first major Third Country Meeting during Germany's Presidency – took place in Washington on 30 April. The meeting focused on strengthening transatlantic economic integration, the main theme were the harmonization of the two economic areas' regulations and standards. A framework agreement was signed on this issue. In addition, regional crises were discussed (among others Kosovo and Afghanistan) and a joint statement on energy and climate protection was signed.

A new Transatlantic Economic Council is designed to give EU-US economic relations new impulses and to advance the harmonization of standards. In the margins of the Summit the EU-US Air Transport Agreement, which envisages the mutual opening up of airspace, has been formally signed by the transport ministers and the responsible Commission Vice-President, Jacques Barrot.

In 2005 transatlantic economic cooperation received new impetus through the launch of the "EU-US Initiative to Enhance Transatlantic Economic Integration and Growth". This initiative aims to improve transatlantic economic relations in stages. A concrete work programme was adopted by the EU and US economics ministers in November 2005.


Chapeau: 2007 EU-U.S. Summit  68 KB.

Framework for advancing transatlantic economic integration between the European Union and the Unites States of America  177 KB.

2007 EU-U.S. Summit Statement - Energy Security, Efficiency and Climate Change  132 KB.

2007 EU-U.S. Summit Statement - Promoting Peace, Human Rights and Democracy Worldwide  138 KB.

2007 EU- U.S. Summit - Political Progress Report  57 KB.

2007 EU-U.S. Summit - Economic Progress Report  157 KB.

Photo Archive:

EU – United States of America Summit.

Press Releases:

EU-USA: Two economic areas come together.

Improving trade links between Europe and the USA.

EU-US Summit in Washington: Transatlantic cooperation on economics and climate protection.

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Date: 28.05.2007