From May 31 to June 1, 2013, members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the European Parliament met in Dublin, Ireland, for the 74th inter-parliamentary meeting of the Transatlantic Legislators’ Dialogue (TLD). The TLD fosters discussion and collaboration between the European Parliament and the US Congress on specific topics of mutual concern.
During the meeting in Dublin, legislators focused on issues including shared economic and financial challenges, upcoming negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, legislative developments relating to cybersecurity, and foreign policy and security cooperation.
The relationship between the European Parliament and the U.S. Congress dates to 1972 when a Congressional delegation visited the European Parliament for the first time. Today, the TLD meets twice a year in Europe and the United States. The next meeting will be held in the United States in fall 2013.
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