EU-US Summit in Washington puts global challenges at centre of discussion
The first EU-US Summit with the new US Administration will take place on Tuesday, 3 November in Washington D.C. At the Summit, the Leaders will discuss how the EU and the US can co-operate to tackle global challenges, like economic recovery and growth, climate change and effective assistance to developing countries. Afghanistan, Pakistan, Middle East and Iran are expected to be the major foreign policy issues. An important outcome of the Summit will be the launch of the EU-US Energy Council which will hold its first meeting the day after the Summit. While looking at global energy security, new technologies and research the Energy Council will aim at stepping up political interaction in this field.