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Mapping the future of the EU-US relationship: Policy and research perspectives.A synthetic overview of the proceedings of the conference held on 25-26 January 2010

Eds: Erik Jones & Angela Liberatore; 2010, Luxembourg, Publications Office of the European Union, EUR 24308, ISBN 978-92-79-15357-0, doi: 10.2777/16565, 88 pp. (PDF icon 1.82MB)



Relations between the European Union and the USA have been a vital component of the foreign policies of both partners and have played a key role in shaping global developments. Heightened cooperation as well as instances of tension and competition have characterized this close relationship, and now both partners are facing great change in their domestic and international environments.


  • Are such relations still important and strategic in a changing and increasingly multi-polar world?
  • How do the EU and the US deal with each other's expectations, values and interests in addressing issues such as sustainable recovery from the financial crisis, climate change, and the protection of fundamental rights while ensuring security?
  • How do they see and interact with other countries and actors in the European neighborhood as well as in other regions of the World and in institutions responsible for international law and global governance issues?
  • What are the prospects for the upcoming years?

These are among the questions that were addressed by the conference 'Mapping the Future of the EU-US Partnership: Policy and Research Perspectives' organized by the Directorate General for Research in cooperation with the Directorate General for External Relations of the European Commission and the support of the Spanish Presidency of the EU.