Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the U.S. Open Skies Policy and 10th Anniversary of the U.S.-EU Open Skies Agreement

Today the United States and the European Union (EU) mark the 25th anniversary of the first U.S. Open Skies agreement, with the Netherlands and the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-European Union Open Skies Agreement.
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Remarks at 3d Annual European Family Business Summit Lisbon, November 18, 2016

Thank you for inviting me here today. I feel a special connection with this city. My grandparents, mother and uncle set sail from Lisbon in April 1941 aboard the Serpa Pinto, a small Portuguese ship, bound for New York. They were fleeing Italian Fascism and the 1938 Racial Laws in order to seek refuge in ...
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Press Release: Statement From U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (July 12, 2016)

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker joined European Union Commissioner Věra Jourová to announce the approval of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The Framework is a milestone achievement that will provide strong data privacy and facilitate more trade and job creating investments in both the U.S. and Europe. Read her Remarks
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Speech: Ambassador Gardner’s Remarks at Amcham Dublin (5 July 2016)

It is good to be back in Dublin. Although I can’t claim any Irish ancestry, my Spanish wife is a Mac-Crohon with strong Irish roots in County Kerry. So my better half is indeed better. It is a relief to be here and not have to talk about the U.S. election campaign. As a representative ...
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Speech: Ambassador Gardner’s Remarks on Data Protection, AmCham Belgium (May 25, 2016)

Data drives the modern economy.  It should by now be clear to all of us that for the full potential of the digital economy to be realized, governments, the private sector, and civil society need to work together, to collaborate to strike an appropriate balance that respects fundamental rights of individuals and allows continued innovation ...
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Speech by Ambassador Gardner: “The Internet of Things: A Transatlantic Bridge to the Future”, 7th Annual Internet of Things European Summit, Bru

Thank you for the introduction. I am pleased to be here because the topic of this conference is of fundamental importance to the future of our economies in Europe and the United States; and it also represents a major opportunity for transatlantic collaboration. The scale of the opportunities and challenges related to the Internet of ...
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Press Release: Remarks of Secretary Lew on the Evolution of Sanctions & Lessons for the Future at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Thank you for the kind introduction. As many of you know, Ambassador Burns and I were close colleagues at the State Department. Bill is an American treasure, one of the great diplomats of our day, and a good friend. It is a pleasure to be here with him and all of you today. And thank ...
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Speech: Remarks to American Chamber’s 2016 Transatlantic Conference (Mar 17, 2016)

It is always a pleasure to be at Amcham. Thank you to the superb team at AmChamEU and each of the Member State AmChams for all the excellent work you do to promote the interests of American companies in Europe. It is a relief to be here and not have to talk about the U.S. ...
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Statement for Feb. 26 Joint Press Conference

First of all, let me express my thanks to Ignacio and his European Commission colleagues for graciously hosting us during the 12th round of T-TIP negotiations here in Brussels. We really appreciate all they did to facilitate the progress we achieved this week. When Ambassador Froman and EU Trade Commissioner Malmstrom met in Washington last ...
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Remarks by the President at the Signing of the Judicial Redress Act Bill

The President: Well, I want to congratulate the members of Congress who are standing behind me here today. The bill I’m about to sign is entitled the Judicial Redress Act bill. And what it does in the simplest terms is makes sure that everybody’s data is protected in the strongest possible way with our privacy ...
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Statement From U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered the following statement on the completion of the EU- U.S. Privacy Shield. “This historic agreement is a major achievement for privacy and for businesses on both sides of the Atlantic. It provides certainty that will help grow the digital economy by ensuring that thousands of European and ...
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POLITICO Pro Q&A: U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Anthony Gardner

How do you see the landscape for American tech companies in Europe? It’s hard to generalize about American tech companies in Europe. But what I can say is that many have been through to see me. And the vast majority of those companies have expressed a high degree of support for the digital single market ...
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Ambassador Gardner’s Remarks at the Deutscher Bundestag (German version)

Sehr geehrter Herr Kauder, sehr geehrte Frau Hasselfeldt, sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, wir begrüßen und schätzen die Unterstützung der deutschen Bundesregierung, einschließlich Kanzlerin Merkel und der CDU/CSU-Fraktion im Bundestag, für TTIP. Auf beiden Seiten des Atlantiks gibt es bedeutende politische Unterstützung für ein ambitioniertes Abkommen. Auf dem G7-Gipfel in Deutschland im vergangenen Juli haben ...
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Ambassador Gardner at Unconvention

Thank you for that kind introduction. It is a pleasure to be here today with you for my second UNconvention. The U.S. Mission to the European Union has worked with the European Young Innovators Forum for a number of years, and I am glad that we are again a partner of this important event. Last ...
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Ambassador Gardner’s Remarks at “Inside Out” Exclusive Screening

Thank you.  It is a pleasure for me and my wife Sandra to welcome you this evening on behalf of the U.S. Mission to the European Union for an exclusive screening of the newest Disney-Pixar creation, Inside Out. We are grateful for the support of our partners in presenting tonight’s film, especially to Thomas Spiller ...
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Event: U.S.-Europe Dialogue on Making Ventures Grow

Ambassador Gardner’s blog and  Summary of Event Ambassador Anthony L. Gardner hosted a U.S.-EU Dialogue on Making Ventures Grow on May 5 in cooperation with EBAN, the European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players, which brought together public policy and private sector experts to discuss ways to expand and accelerate financing of high-growth ventures as ...
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Remarks at 2015 Europe Conference at Harvard University

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner February 28, 2015 Thank you for the introduction. It is great to be back at Harvard, where I spent four happy years of my life. I majored in Government, with significant emphasis on Slavic Studies, both of which are proving rather relevant at the moment. Antony ...
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Facing Legal Challenges in U.S.-EU Relations

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gardner Mackenzie Stuart Lecture, Cambridge University January 29, 2015 (As prepared for delivery) ( Audio of lecture ) Introduction Thank you, Professor Hill, for that introduction.  Thanks as well to Professor Armstrong and the Centre for European Legal Studies, and to Shearman & Sterling, for giving me the opportunity to deliver ...
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Ambassador Gardner’s Remarks at the EU SME Envoys Assembly

Good morning, Daniel, Kim, Daniele, Antonio, SME Envoys, Ladies and Gentlemen.  Let me note what a pleasure it is to share the stage with Daniel Calleja.  Daniel and I first met in Brussels 20 years ago, when he was Chief of Staff to Commissioner Oreja and I was working on EU affairs in the White ...
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Ambassador Gardner’s Remarks at the European Young Innovators’ Forum

Thank you for that kind introduction. It is a pleasure to be here today. I know that the U.S. Mission to the European Union has worked with the European Young Innovators’ Forum for a number of years, and I am proud that we are a partner of this important event. Although I have never been ...
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Remarks of United States Department of Commerce’s General Counsel Cameron F. Kerry to the European Parliament

Remarks of United States Department of Commerce’s General Counsel Cameron F. Kerry to the European Parliament, Interparliamentary Committee Meeting on The Reform of the EU Data Protection Framework: Building Trust in a Digital and Global World. Session VII: Data Protection in the global context – The transatlantic dimension (PDF 86k)
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President Prodi met with TPN members to discuss Transatlantic Partnership

Below is a press release issued by the European Commission: IP/04/218 A group of political members of the Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN) met today with President Romano Prodi to present TPN’s recently published set of recommendations to strengthen Transatlantic partnership (footnote). The TPN group included Members of European Parliament Elmar Brok, James Elles and Erika ...
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New Transatlantic Agenda

I. Promoting Peace and Stability, Democracy and Development Around the World II. Responding to Global Challenges III. Conbtributing to the Expansion of World Trade and Closer Economic Relations IV. Builiding Bridges Across the Atlantic V. Parliamentary Links VI. Implementing Agenda We, the United States of America and the European Union, affirm our conviction that the ...
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Declaration on U.S. – EC Relations

The United States of America on one side and, on the other, the European Community and its member States, Mindful of their common heritage and of their close historical, political, economic and cultural ties, Guided by their faith in the values of human dignity, intellectual freedom and civil liberties, and in the democratic institutions which ...
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