Transatlantic Relations

The United States of America and Europe

The partnership between the United States of America and Europe is a complementary …….an enduring historical relations of Roots , Culture, Heritage, Values that originated and developed over 1000 years.

Describing it in a simple modern words, with an overall majority of the Americans with the European Ancestors, it is a tangible form of Family Affairs, that neither America can move on without Europe…….. nor Europe can  ever let it go!  That the  Relations and Destiny of both are intertwined ……beyond any superficial aspects and countenance.

If the European first discovered and created the New World ‘The United States of America’,  centuries ago, as the Viking Sailors were the first in 985, ..… was the U.S that came at any gloomy, ghostly era in defending Europe.

 The United States was also the first Nation to recognize the European Union  in August 1952, established in its early form of ‘The European Coal and Steel Community’ (ECSC).

(Excerpt from Political text  ‘Sublime and Beautiful Europe and the United States of America’, by

Catherine Stella Schmidt 2009 Copy righted material




January 2016

On Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnerships, by European Commission  

The benefits of TTIP: Economic Growth, Global Economic Rules and a Stronger Transatlantic Partnership, by European Commission

RECORDED 11th Round of negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)



December 2015

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP)

Joint Statement by Ambassador Froman and EU Commissioner Malmström on T-TIP:

“The European Union and the United States have made considerable progress towards a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in the past year, notably since the G7 Elmau summit in June, when we agreed to accelerate work on all elements of the agreement. We are fully committed    December 11, 2015 © Office of the United States Trade Representative



November 2015

By Delegation of the European Union to the USA

A strong EU-U.S. partnership is crucial to building a more Democratic, Secure, and prosperous World


Together, the European Union and the United States,  with the population of over 827.2 millions represent:

  • The account for almost half of global GDP
  • And provide more than three-quarters of official development assistance Worldwide.

The Transatlantic Partnership has prospered for more than six decades, constructed on a solid foundation of common values, including a commitment to the rule of law, the democratic process, free enterprise, respect for human rights, and alleviating poverty. These shared values, combined with the deeply interdependent and interconnected transatlantic economy and the trust and confidence built up over more than half a century of collaboration, make the EU and the U.S. natural partners for tackling global challenges.  ©Delegation of the European Union to the USA

Continue to read:   Europe and the U.S Partners of choice in the complex World, by Delegation of European Union to the United States November 2015


October 2015

The outcome of the 11 round Negations on T-TIP, published by European Commission

RECORDED 11th Round of negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)




October 2015

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

U.S, EU Announce Decision to Launch Negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, February 2013 The Office of the United States Trade Representative

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Office of the United States Trade Representative



August 2015

President Obama and his Leadership in Climate Change

Remarks by President Obama at the GLACIER Conference. August 31, Alaska

 ©The White House



March  2014

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
March 26, 2014

Joined statement by the US-EU Leaders

EU-US Summit: Joint Statement  ©The White House



May 2014

The importance of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the United States


Fact Sheet: United States to Negotiate Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the European Union   ©US Embassy Berlin




February 2012

On Transatlantic Relations: Europe and the United States

In a world, where environmental, economic and humanitarian turmoil, added to proliferation of Nuclear and Cyber threats are looming on the horizon, more than ever E.U and the United States must team up and strengthen their close relations.

Research and Educational; Political and Legislation; Economic and Commerce; Military and Security integration will be necessary, as we face so many unknown elements of the 21st century.
The relation between Europe and the United States has not been established based on series of signed Treaties or economic agreements, but this is a relationship, which was born with the existence of the New World:
“The United States of America”
–and is cherished by Europe who sees this super power as a direct creation of its own thoughts and adventure.
Yes, we have roots and relatives on both sides, even though we might not be aware of them. Europe has been and remains to be so the United States real Heritage and its roots.
Every aspect of history and every fact attests that the EU-US relation is the most complementary and complete one.
Between Europe and the United States–
there is a relationship that can be only portrayed as an unconditional commitments, a sense of harmony and creeds that delve deeper than, it can ever be described, touching every aspect of their beings.
And this relation, will be always magnified with our common Ideals; values and principles; culture and our political thoughts.

At the Empirical level:
more facts, which could substantiate further the significance of Transatlantic Relations.
* Europe and U.S are account for over 50% of global GDP (the White House press release 2010).
* The E.U and the U.S have the largest bilateral investment and trade relations. The Transatlantic trade and investment amount to over $1 billion a day.
* Only in 2009, European capital was 64% of the foreign investment in United States.
* About 50% of U.S investment goes to E.U States as well.
(The White House press release 2010).
* In recent years the transatlantic direct investment has created over 14.million jobs on the both sides of the Atlantic (announced by the U.S Secretary of Commerce in 2010.
* As indicated by European Union in 2010 in the EU- US Summit, the United States remains the European’s largest trading partner for both goods and services.

• E.U good exports to the U.S in 2009: €204.4 billion
• E.U goods imports from the U.S in 2009: €159.8 billion
• E.U services exports to the U.S 2009: €119.4 billion
• E.U services imports from the U.S in 2009: €127.0 billion
• E.U investment flows to the U.S in 2008: €121.4 billion
• U.S investment flows to the E.U in 2008: €50.5 billion
(Announced by the E.U in 2010)

From the crises and conflicts in various regions and countries: Africa, Asia, the Middle-East, Kosovo, Georgia, Afghanistan, while the U.N struggled to get the other Nations for the aid on its board, Europe and United States in almost all 20 and 21 century’s Peacekeeping operations, have shouldered the main parts of the economic and peacekeeping efforts, to de-escalate the Humanitarian crisis and the Global conflicts.

The United States and Europe, as the Pillars of Western Civilization, not only have led the World towards a greater transformation but also paved the path for the global journey towards Democracy, Freedom and Human Rights.
While these are solely a few aspects of EU-US relations, yet it has to be emphasized that in reality our History, Philosophy, Cultural and Political spheres are so much attached to each other– so much embedded by one, another, that the rest of the world sees us as one– on every front.
We have to recognize this importance.

Thus it is necessary to keep these ties as strong as ever for maintaining our global Security, Prosperity, and the survival of Western Civilizations, which alone stands on the Ideal of the Rights of Mankind and defending Humanity.

By Catherine Stella Schmidt

(Copyrighted Material) 
This article was first published in Europe’s World/2012





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