CRS Issue Statement on Europe and the EU
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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Common values, overlapping interests, and shared goals are the foundation of what is regularly described as the transatlantic partnership between the United States and Europe. Although Americans and Europeans do not always agree on every aspect of every issue, the two sides are often one anothers partner of choice, if not necessity, in facing an array of major global challenges. The United States and Europe are cooperating, or seeking to deepen their cooperation, in addressing political and security concerns that include terrorism conditions in Afghanistan and Pakistan Irans nuclear ambitions the Israeli-Palestinian conflict the future of the Balkans and countries of the former Soviet Union relations with Russia climate change and energy security. Observers assert that neither side can adequately address such an agenda alone, and that the track record shows the two sides are better off when they work together.
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