Remarks at Occasion of the Signing Ceremony for the Implementing Arrangement on Cooperation (Oct 17, 2016)

Thank you Commissioner Moedas for inviting me to today’s signing ceremony for the Implementing Arrangement between the Government of the United States of America and the European Commission to enhance transatlantic cooperation on science, technology, and innovation. U.S.-EU research cooperation is deep and wide. In fact, when it comes to U.S.-EU research cooperation, the sky ...
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Speech: Ambassador Gardner’s Remarks at the European Policy Centre September 26, 2016

European Policy Center, September 26, 2016 Speech delivered by U.S. Ambassador to the EU Anthony L. Gardner “The State of Transatlantic Relations” When I told my son, then aged 13, that I had been appointed US Ambassador to the European Union, he looked at me, his eyes wide with disbelief and said “You?” I thought ...
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Ambassador Gardner’s Remarks to the Greens/ EFA

There are several reasons why I am pleased to be here today. I grew up believing in the fundamental importance of green issues – including the danger of climate change and the importance of protecting our environment. I heard about these issues nearly every day around the dinner table because my father, a professor of ...
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DCM Shub speech at the BBH Conference

We’ve also welcomed the unprecedented levels of support for a good Paris outcome by key actors from businesses, sub-national governments, the faith community, and many others in civil society.  Earlier this year, the White House launched the American Business Act on Climate pledge, voicing their support for a strong outcome at Paris – and also ...
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Ambassador Gardner on Climate Change (June 16, 2015)

Opening Remarks U.S. Experts Climate Change Breakfast Brussels, June 16, 2015 (As prepared for delivery) Good morning. Welcome to the U.S. Mission to the European Union. It is my privilege to represent President Obama as Ambassador to the European Union, and it is an extremely interesting and challenging time to hold this job.  I’ve spoken ...
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Remarks at the European Parliament’s LNG Roundtable

It is a pleasure to address this LNG conference.   I would like to begin with an apology that Chris Smith, our esteemed Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy, had his flight cancelled overnight and so is unable to speak with you today as he had hoped. Nonetheless, I am glad ...
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Ambassador Gardner on The Atlantic – Our Shared Resource: Making the Vision Reality

It is a pleasure to be here today at the opening of this event celebrating what has been achieved through the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance since the Galway Statement was signed in May 2013.  I also welcome the chance to celebrate the European Commission’s announcement of the new Horizon 2020 – Blue Growth projects that ...
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Transcript of Acting Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, Amos Hochstein, discussion on European energy security with Hunga

Ms. Zieseniss:  Greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State’s Media Hub in Brussels. I would like to welcome our callers who have dialed in from across Europe.  We also have a group of journalists dialing in from Budapest today, so we welcome them to the call as well. Today we are pleased to ...
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EU Climate and Energy Policy: Time for Tough Decisions

Thank you.  I would like to thank the European Parliament for hosting us and European Voice and CommentVisions for organizing it. Thank you also to my fellow panelists for joining me in discussing this important topic. Two days ago President Obama delivered remarks at the United Nations General Assembly Climate Summit, emphasizing that “we have ...
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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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