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The Economic and Political Policies of the United States in Relation to Wto, Nafta, Eu and Balance of Trade

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Essay title: The Economic and Political Policies of the United States in Relation to Wto, Nafta, Eu and Balance of Trade

EU and US Relationship

The wealth and diversity of American civilization is mainly due to massive amounts of immigration from just about every European nation during the past 500 years. This is also the very reason why Europeans and Americans share common values and maintain close cultural, economic, social and political issues. These values and issues can be seen in the close transatlantic relationship that the EU and the USA share. The USA has always been a strong supporter of integration between the nations of Europe. Today, that relationship is personified in the European Union. The USA has maintained a political relationship with the European Union since 1953. In 1961, the US mission to the European Communities, now the European Union, was established in Brussels, Belgium, which now serves as the headquarters for the European Commission. (http://ec.europa.eu/comm/external_relations/us/intro/index.htm)

The European Commission is represented in the USA by a delegation in Washington, which was established in 1954. The delegation represents the Commission in its dealings with the US government. It reports on US developments to headquarters in Brussels, and acts as a liaison with other international institutions in Washington DC. A delegation in New York, accredited as observer to the United Nations, was established in 1964. (http://ec.europa.eu/comm/external_relations/us/intro/index.htm)

Transatlantic Relationship

In order to maintain a successful transatlantic collaboration, the European Union and the USA hold regular presidential

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