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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Independence Day Celebration

Photo Credit: Sander de Wilde Photography Independence Day Celebration Remarks Chargé d’Affaires Adam Shub Brussels, Belgium June 21, 2017 Good evening to everybody. We’re delighted you’re all here. I know English isn’t the only language in the European Union so I’ll say Bon soir, Guten Abend, Buenas noches, Bona sera, Добрый вечер. I’d like to ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Remarks at the Foreign Affairs Day Memorial Plaque Ceremony (May 5, 2017)

Remarks, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, Washington, DC, May 5, 2017  (Image AP) SECRETARY TILLERSON: Thank you, Barbara. I also want to thank our Armed Forces Color Guard for the presentation of the color, and obviously, for their service to our country. And I would say I was surprised and delighted to see one of my staff, Katie Nutt, singing the national anthem, but she did ...
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Press Releases: Under Secretary Thomas A. Shannon Travel to Brussels and Rome

Press Releases: Under Secretary Thomas A. Shannon Travel to Brussels and Rome Office of the Spokesperson, Washington D.C., April 4, 2017 Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon , Under Secretary for Political Affairs, will travel to Brussels on April 5 to participate in the conference “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region.” The Conference is co-chaired by the European Union, Germany, Kuwait, Norway, Qatar, the United Kingdom, and the United Nations. ...
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Ambassador Gardner’s remarks at the Independence Day celebrations (June 30, 2016)

Thank you for joining this year’s July 4 celebrations. Thank you to all our generous sponsors for helping to make this event a success. We’ve all enjoyed the Brussels summer. It reminds me of the walks I used to take with my father in the country on cloudy days. He would point to the smallest ...
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Ambassador Gardner Remarks to EU Traineeship Welcome Conference

It is a relief to be here and not speak about the US election campaign. As a representative of the US Government, I have to be strictly neutral. So I’ll simply say this: as a public service the United States will continue to provide free high-quality entertainment on a 24/7 basis for the whole world, ...
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Remarks for World Business Angels Investment Forum

As a former private equity investor and representative of a government keenly interested in promoting entrepreneurship worldwide, I wish I could have attended the World Business Angels Investment Forum in person. Congratulations to Baybars for having assembled such an impressive group. How fitting that you are meeting in Istanbul, the crossroads between West and East. ...
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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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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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Remarks for AmCham EU’s 3rd Annual Transatlantic Digital Economy Conference

Pastora, thank you for that introduction. And thanks to the superb team at AmCham EU, for all the excellent work you do to promote the interests of U.S. companies, and to help shape public policies that will allow companies to invest, innovate, and grow while meeting the needs of consumers and enterprise clients within the ...
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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’s Remarks at the College of Europe: “The New Transatlantic Agenda: Twenty Years On, and Twenty Years Ahead”

Thank you, Rector Monar.  It is a pleasure to be at the College of Europe today, and especially to have the chance to meet your students.  Alumni of the College of Europe have had stellar careers in many places, including in the United States Mission to the European Union. I became fascinated by the European ...
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Ambassador Gardner Remarks at Independence Day Celebration

Welcome.  Thank you for attending this year’s Independence Day Celebration. And I would like to thank our sponsors for making this event possible. All of you know that July 4 represents the birth of the United States as an independent country. But what exactly happened on that day? It wasn’t the day when the Continental ...
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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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Ambassador Gardner’s July 4 Remarks

Welcome to this July 4 celebration, two days early. Here at the U.S. Mission to the EU and the U.S. Embassy to Belgium, we like to stay ahead of events. Out team played well last night, but we are gracious in defeat: I would like to congratulate our host country for the magnificent performance of ...
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Energy Efficiency Policy: a Policy for Security of Supply, Competitiveness and Sustainability

Opening remarks by Ambassador Gardner EU Sustainable Energy Week, Charlemagne Building Brussels, Belgium, June 24, 2014 I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to provide opening remarks along with my EU colleagues today on the issue of energy efficiency. Compared to many other topics I speak on as the U.S. Ambassador to the EU, this is ...
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Ambassador Gardner Reacts to Shooting at Brussels Jewish Museum

Ambassador Gardner Reacts to Shooting at Brussels Jewish Museum I wish to express on behalf of the United States of America the shock and sadness we feel learning of the shooting yesterday at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, the capital of the European Union, as well as of Belgium. We are outraged by this senseless ...
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