The United States congratulates the citizens of the European Union member states on the successful conclusion of the European Parliament elections.  This was an historic election as millions of Europeans cast their ballots in one of the world’s largest exercises in democracy.

The United States and the EU share a strong, enduring partnership based on common democratic values, deep economic ties, and a commitment to the Transatlantic relationship.  We know this partnership will continue as new Members of the European Parliament take their seats on July 2, and we look forward to working with them and the new leaders in the European Parliament.

U.S. Department of State

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