US Vice-President, Joe Biden, at the EP
US Vice-President, Joe Biden addressing a formal sitting of the European Parliament on Thursday 06 of May 2010.
He addressed a formal sitting in the EP hemicycle and he also had a bilateral meeting with EP President Jerzy Buzek and a discussion with the Conference of Presidents.
US Vice-President Joe Biden used his address to the European Parliament to stress the need to renew and rebuild the transatlantic relationship. He told MEPs that Europe and the US have shared interests and shared values and in a changing and dangerous world they needed one another. He also focused on the importance of fighting terrorism and in a reference to the SWIFT date sharing controversy he said that the right of privacy was enshrined in the US Constitution and by the Supreme Court.
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