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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of the Vice President’s Meetings in Brussels

Vice President Joe Biden met in Brussels today with European Parliament President Martin Schulz and the Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament; European Council President Donald Tusk; European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Vice President and High Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini; and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.

With the European Union leaders the Vice President discussed the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP), policies to promote economic growth, energy security, countering violent extremism, and data privacy.

With Belgian Prime Minister Michel, the Vice President discussed bilateral counterterrorism cooperation, Belgium's contributions to the coalition against ISIL, and European growth and T-TIP.