FAA-EC Pact Paves the Way for Lower Costs for U.S. Manufacturers

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Commission (EC) have signed a decision that will pave the way to lower fees that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) charges U.S. manufacturers to validate their design approvals. The agreement–called Bilateral Oversight Board Decision 0008 (BOB 0008) (PDF)–was formalized at the 17th Annual FAA-EASA International Safety ...
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A/S Wess Mitchell’s Remarks at Carnegie Europe

A. Wess Mitchell Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Brussels, Belgium June 21, 2018 Thank you Tomas for that very warm introduction. And I can tell you that the feelings are entirely mutual. I appreciate the friendship that I’ve developed with Tomas over the years and have great respect for him as an ...
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Remarks by A/S Wess Mitchell: Anchoring the Western Alliance

A. Wess Mitchell Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs The Heritage Foundation Washington, DC June 5, 2018 Good morning everyone, it’s really great to see a lot of friends in the audience and I appreciate you all being here today. I’d like to thank Heritage Foundation for inviting me to speak today. I ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s remarks on the release of the 2017 International Religious Freedom Annual Report

Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Press Briefing Room Washington, DC May 29, 2018 Good morning, everyone. It is my great privilege to join you this morning and to release the 2017 International Religious Freedom Report . This report is a testament to the United States’ historic role in preserving and advocating for religious freedom around the world. Religious freedom is ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Adam Shub’s Remarks at the Polish Perm Rep Event on Energy Security

May 25, 2018 Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Adam Shub “CEE As Gas Gateway” Event at the Polish Permanent Representation to the EU Brussels, Belgium Thank you for the opportunity to address you today. I would like to thank the governments of Poland and Ukraine, as well as the European Commission, for organizing this important and ...
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Secretary Pompeo: On the Occasion of Europe Day

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 9, 2018 On Europe Day, we send our congratulations to the citizens of the European Union. The United States recognizes the EU as one of our closest partners on our most important objectives abroad. For decades, the EU has collaborated with the U.S. on a ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity 2018 – Closing Date: June 15, 2018

The U.S. Mission to the European Union (USEU) is soliciting proposals for projects designed for Brussels-based EU audiences with the goal(s) of advancing the U.S.-EU partnership on common foreign policy and security objectives. USEU will award cooperative agreements or grants for projects to be carried out in Brussels and EU Member States, and the United ...
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U.S. Implementation, Oversight and Enforcement of the EU-U.S. & Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks

May 1, 2018: From January 2017 through May 2018, the U.S. Government has taken action to support the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks. These measures enhance privacy protections for EU and Swiss individuals, while ensuring that American and European businesses can count on the Privacy Shield to deliver innovative products and services across the ...
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Secretary Pompeo Travel to Brussels, Riyadh, Jerusalem, and Amman

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Brussels, Riyadh, Jerusalem, and Amman, April 26-30. The Secretary looks forward to meeting key Allies and partners on his first official trip as Secretary of State. The Secretary will travel to Brussels April 26-27, where he will meet with NATO ...
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Presidential Proclamation honoring Former First Lady Barbara Bush

Presidential Proclamation April 18, 2018 On this solemn day, we mourn the loss of Barbara Bush, an outstanding and memorable woman of character.  As a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, military spouse, and former First Lady, Mrs. Bush was an advocate of the American family.  Mrs. Bush lived a life that reminds us always to cherish ...
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On the Chemical Attack in Douma

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 7, 2018 We continue to closely follow disturbing reports on April 7 regarding another alleged chemical weapons attack, this time targeting a hospital in Douma, Syria. Reports from a number of contacts and medical personnel on the ground indicate a potentially high number of casualties, including ...
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Treasury Designates Russian Oligarchs, Officials, and Entities in Response to Worldwide Malign Activity

Press Release: U.S. Department of the Treasury April 6, 2018 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), in consultation with the Department of State, today designated seven Russian oligarchs and 12 companies they own or control, 17 senior Russian government officials, and a state-owned Russian weapons trading company ...
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The Value of the U.S.-European Alliance: From the Marshall Plan to Today

A. Wess Mitchell, Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs April 5, 2018 Seven decades ago, Americans made a decision to rebuild Europe after the Second World War. The six years of fighting that followed Germany’s invasion of Poland in 1939 left much of the European continent in ruins. Many of Western Europe’s largest and ...
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Remarks by DAS Sandra Oudkirk, Bureau of Energy Resources, at Martens Centre in Brussels

Deputy Assistant Secretary Sandra Oudkirk’s Remarks at Martens Centre Event: Economics vs. Geopolitics? Nord Stream 2, Ukraine, and Europe’s Energy Security Brussels, March 20, 2018 Energy security is fundamental to the stability of our transatlantic relationship; it’s fundamental to U.S. national security and economic prosperity for all of us. It’s a critical component of achieving ...
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Remarks by Joan Polaschik, A/PDAS of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, at the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee Meeting

Remarks (as delivered) by Joan Polaschik, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee Meeting March 20, 2018 Good afternoon. I’m very glad to be here with you today. I’d like to start with a message from our Special Representative for International Negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Remarks on U.S.-Africa relations at George Mason University

March 6, 2018 Remarks by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson “U.S.-Africa Relations: A New Framework” at George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia MR CABRERA: Good morning, everyone. Thank you so much for being with us today for a very, very special presentation. I’m honored to welcome our Secretary of State to George Mason, who, as ...
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Joint Statement on United States of America and European Union Holding the 15th Information Society Dialogue

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the European Union on the occasion of the 15th Information Society Dialogue. Begin Text: On 1 February 2018, Linda Corugedo Steneberg, Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) Director for International Affairs, European Commission, ...
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Remarks by Jason D. Greenblatt, Special Representative for Int’l Negotiations, at the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee Meeting

Remarks (as delivered) by Jason D. Greenblatt, Assistant to the President & Special Representative For International Negotiations, at the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee Meeting January 31, 2018 Good afternoon, friends and colleagues. Thank you very much for being here today. I want to begin by expressing my thanks to the European Union and High Representative ...
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Press Releases: Peaceful Protests in Iran

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC December 29, 2017 We are following reports of multiple peaceful protests by Iranian citizens in cities across the country. Iran’s leaders have turned a wealthy country with a rich history and culture into an economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos. As ...
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The United States and the European Union Agree to Expand Cooperation In the areas of Aviation Safety and Air Traffic Management Modernization

U.S.  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta, Ambassador Kaja Tael, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the European Union, and European Commission Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) Director General Henrik Hololei signed Amendments to two US-EU agreements that will expand areas for joint efforts on aviation safety and air traffic management harmonization.
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Secretary Tillerson and EU High Representative Federica Mogherini Joint Statement to the Media

Remarks December 5, 2017 Brussels, Belgium MODERATOR:  (In progress) ladies and gentlemen, and welcome.  High Representative Vice President Federica Mogherini and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson just had a bilateral meeting and will deliver press statements to update you on their discussions. High Representative, you have the floor. HIGH REPRESENTATIVE MOGHERINI:  Thank you, Maja, ...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson To Travel to Brussels, Vienna, and Paris

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC (November 30, 2017) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Brussels, Belgium; Vienna, Austria; and Paris, France, December 4-8. On December 4, he will arrive in Brussels, where he will meet with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and attend the December 5-6 NATO Foreign ...
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Secretary Tillerson delivers remarks at the Wilson Center in Washington D.C.

Washington, D.C., November 28 — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivered remarks on “The U.S. and Europe: Strengthening Western Alliances” on Tuesday, November 28th at the Wilson Center in D.C.  The full transcript including the discussion with Wilson Center President and CEO Jane Harman is available here . A video of the remarks can be viewed ...
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC November 22, 2017 In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) on November 25 and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States reaffirms its commitment to defending the rights of women and girls to ...
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Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Mitchell Travels to Brussels, Paris, London, Berlin, Warsaw, and Kyiv

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 5, 2017 Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell will travel to Brussels, Belgium; Paris, France; London, England; Berlin, Germany; Warsaw, Poland; and Kyiv, Ukraine, November 6-16, to underscore the U.S. commitment to our transatlantic alliance and to our partnerships. On November 6, he ...
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FDA takes unprecedented step toward more efficient global pharmaceutical manufacturing inspections

October 31, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined the agency will recognize eight European drug regulatory authorities as capable of conducting inspections of manufacturing facilities that meet FDA requirements. The eight regulatory authorities found to be capable are those located in: Austria, Croatia, France, Italy, Malta, Spain, Sweden and the United ...
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Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross Welcomes Release of the Commission’s Report on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today welcomed the release of the European Commission’s report on the first annual review of the functioning of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (Framework) . The report concludes that the Framework continues to provide an adequate level of privacy protection under EU law and that the necessary structures have been implemented to ensure the functioning of the Framework. The accompanying staff document details the work ...
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CFTC Comparability Determination on EU Margin Requirements and a Common Approach on Trading Venues

Friday, October 13, 2017 – Washington, DC — The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo today announced determinations by the CFTC and the European Commission (EC) on comparability and equivalence of margin requirements for uncleared swaps, as well as a common approach regarding certain CFTC and European Union (EU) authorized derivatives ...
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Remarks by CDA Shub at the European Parliament Delegation for Relations with the United States

Remarks (as delivered) by Chargé d’Affaires Adam Shub Exchange of Views on EU-US Relations and Objectives, Delegation for Relations with the United States at the European Parliament Brussels, Belgium September 27, 2017 Thank you very much Mr. Chairman. Thank you to the committee, the delegation, YIPA, and all of your colleagues. I am delighted to ...
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Remarks by DAS Scott Busby at European Parliament hearing on the rights of LGBTI people

Remarks by Scott Busby, Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor at European Parliament Public Hearing on the Rights of LGBTI People Outside the EU and Implementation of the EU September 25, 2017 It is real pleasure to be here today to represent the United States.  Thank you to the European Parliament and its ...
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Treasury, USTR Sign Covered Agreement on Prudential Insurance and Reinsurance Measures with the European Union

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today (September 22) signed a covered agreement (the Agreement) on prudential insurance and reinsurance measures with the European Union (EU).  Treasury and USTR also jointly issued a policy statement clarifying how the United States views implementation of certain provisions of ...
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Joint Press Statement from Secretary Ross and Commissioner Jourova on the Privacy Shield Review

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 This week, officials from across the United States Government, the European Commission, and EU data protection authorities gathered in Washington, DC to conduct the first annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework established in 2016. This first annual review marks an important milestone for the Framework and for U.S.-EU cooperation ...
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Fulbright-Schuman awards now accepting applications for 2018-2019

The Fulbright-Schuman program is now accepting applications from European students and scholars to study or conduct research in the United States on transatlantic relations. This prestigious award enables European students and academics of all EU Member States the opportunity to advance their study or research at a U.S. university or institution for a period of ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on the EU – U.S. Privacy Shield

The White House Office of the Press Secretary September 15, 2017 The White House applauds the preparation efforts in advance of the first annual joint review of the EU – U.S. Privacy Shield.  We firmly believe that the upcoming review will demonstrate the strength of the American promise to protect the personal data of citizens ...
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Eyes in the Sky and Diplomacy on the Ground: U.S.-EU Share Satellite Data in Response to Dangerous Hurricanes

Author: Judith G. Garber, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs On August 25, as Hurricane Harvey was bearing down on Texas, an urgent call went out from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to our European partners.  FEMA wanted to activate the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS), a critical data-sharing ...
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European Union Director of Military Staff Visits AFRICOM

August 28, 2017 – A top European Union military leader visited Headquarters U.S. Africa Command, in Stuttgart, Germany, to discuss ways to further strengthen the strategic relationship between the two entities, Aug. 24. Lt. Gen. Esa Pulkkinen, the Director General of the EU Military Staff and Director of the EU Military Planning and Conduct Capability, spent ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Statement on the United States’ Engagement in South Asia

August 21, 2017 – Washington D.C. Statement by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson This evening, President Trump announced the new integrated strategy for the U.S. approach to South Asia that will require diplomatically engaging Pakistan, Afghanistan and India to create the conditions for stability in the region. This new strategy signals clear support for ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s remarks on the 2016 International Religious Freedom Annual Report

On Monday August 15, 2017, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the 2016 International Religious Freedom Annual Report at the U.S. Department of State. The report, which is a requirement pursuant to the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, details the status of religious freedom in 199 countries, and documents reported violations or abuses committed by governments, terrorist groups, and individuals. ...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s Remarks at a Press Availability

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Press Briefing Room Washington, DC August 1, 2017 MS NAUERT: Hi, everybody. How are you today? QUESTION: Good. MS NAUERT: Look who I brought. (Laughter.) Secretary Tillerson joins us today. QUESTION: Welcome to our briefing room. MS NAUERT: Yes. QUESTION: Who is – who’s the little, little guy? ...
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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 by Secretary Mattis at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

"We can see U.S. support for NATO's forward presence extended out to 2020 for the security of the United States and all NATO nations. We can see the $4.8 billion requested by President Trump last month for the European reassurance initiative, an increase over our commitment last year.  Beyond any words in the newspapers, you ...
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Joint EU-U.S. press statement following the EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting

The European Union and United States of America underlined the critical importance of their cooperation in the area of Justice and Home Affairs and the need to sustain and deepen cooperation while facing shared security challenges, for the benefit of the security of citizens on both sides of the Atlantic.
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Readout of USTR Robert Lighthizer’s Meeting with the European Union Commissioner

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström held a cordial first meeting while attending the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris. They underscored their shared interest for strengthening the U.S.-EU trade and economic relationship and addressing mutual global trade concerns.
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Photo Slide Show: 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan

On June 5 1947, U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall proposed the extension of massive economic assistance to the devastated nations of Europe, saying that “its purpose should be the revival of a working economy in the world so as to permit the existence of political and social conditions in which free institutions can ...
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Press Release: Acting Assistant Secretary Thornton to Travel to Brussels (May 26, 2017)

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 26, 2017 Acting Assistant Secretary for the East Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau Susan Thornton and Ambassador Joe Yun, Special Representative for North Korea Policy, will travel to Brussels, Belgium, to meet with European counterparts to discuss issues of mutual interest in the East Asia and ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with European Union Leaders

May 25, 2017 President Donald J. Trump met May 25th in Brussels with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. The leaders reaffirmed the strong bond between the United States and Europe, anchored in shared values and longstanding friendship. The leaders discussed the United States’ and the European Union’s shared challenges ...
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Swearing-in Ceremony for U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (May 15, 2017)

(Image AP) The White House Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release May 15, 2017 Remarks by the Vice President and U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer at a Swearing-in Ceremony The Indian Treaty Room 3:42 P.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you, Senator.  And to all of our honored guests, good afternoon. On behalf of the President of the United States, today it will be my great privilege ...
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Press Releases: Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (May 10, 2017)

Readout, Office of the Spokesperson, Washington, DC, May 10, 2017  (Image AP) The below is attributable to Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Tillerson met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov today in Washington for more than an hour to discuss a range of issues including Ukraine, Syria, and bilateral concerns. The Secretary and Foreign Minister discussed the importance of defeating ISIS, de-escalating the violence in ...
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Press Release by Secretary Tillerson: On the Occasion of Europe Day (May 9, 2017)

Press Statement, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, Washington DC, May 9, 2017 In honor of Europe Day, I join all Americans in offering our best wishes to the citizens of the European Union. The United States and the European Union have a strong and enduring partnership based on our shared democratic values, strong economic ties, and mutual commitment to addressing global challenges. The United States deeply appreciates ...
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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 Statement by Secretary Tillerson: On the Occasion of Poland’s Constitution Day (May 2, 2017)

https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/05/270585.htm Press Statement by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, Washington, DC, May 2, 2017 On behalf of the United States of America, congratulations to the people of Poland on the 226th anniversary of your historic constitution. The United States and Poland are close friends, and our partnership continues to strengthen. We share democratic values, strong cultural and ...
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Joint Statement by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats

  Media Note, Office of the Spokesperson, Washington, DC, April 26, 2017 https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/04/270464.htm Past efforts have failed to halt North Korea’s unlawful weapons programs and nuclear and ballistic missile tests. With each provocation, North Korea jeopardizes stability in Northeast Asia and poses a growing threat to our Allies and the U.S. homeland. North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons is ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Yom HaShoah Remembrance Day (April 24, 2017)

Press Statement, Secretary of State, Rex W. Tillerson, Washington, DC, April 24, 2017 (Image AP) https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/04/270416.htm Today on Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising – we honor the six million Jews systematically murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators. We also remember all individuals targeted for persecution and death by the ...
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Press Releases: Death of Special Monitoring Mission Member in Eastern Ukraine (Apr. 23, 2017)

Press Statement, Mark C. Toner , Acting Spokesperson, Washington, DC, April 23, 2017 (Image AP) https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/04/270397.htm The United States is shocked and deeply saddened by the death of a U.S. citizen serving as a paramedic with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission (SMM), when his vehicle struck an explosive in separatist controlled territory in eastern ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Press Availability (April 19, 2017)

https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/04/270341.htm Press Availability, Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State, Treaty Room, Washington, DC, April 19, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Good afternoon, all. The Trump administration is currently conducting across the entire government a review of our Iran policy. Today I’d like to address Iran’s alarming and ongoing provocations that export terror and violence, destabilizing more than one country at ...
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Department of State Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day (Apr 19, 2017)

https://useu.usmission.gov/wp-admin/post-new.php (Image AP) Notice to the Press, Office of the Spokesperson, Washington, DC, April 19, 2017 Holocaust Remembrance Day – Yom HaShoah in Hebrew – marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. This year, Yom HaShoah will be observed in the United States on April 24, which corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. ...
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Interview of Secretary of State Tillerson With John Dickerson of CBS Face the Nation (April 9, 2017)

https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/04/269632.htm QUESTION: We want to welcome Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to the broadcast. Mr. Secretary, thank you for being with us. As a start, what message was being sent to the Syrian leader with the U.S. military action? SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, John, I think that the President was quite clear in his statement that he ...
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Interview of Secretary of State Tillerson With George Stephanopoulos of ABC This Week (Apr 9, 2017)

https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/ QUESTION: So what will President Trump do now? Will Thursday’s strike be followed by a new strategy to remove Assad from power? That was my first question for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in his first interview on This Week. SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, George, I think our strategy in Syria, as you know, our priority, ...
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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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Press Releases: Reaffirming U.S. Commitment to a Sovereign and Whole Ukraine on the Third Anniversary of Russia’s Crimean “Referendum̶

Press Statement, Mark C. Toner, Acting Spokesperson, March 16, 2017 https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/03/268482.htm Three years ago, Russia seized and occupied Crimea. Russia then staged an illegitimate referendum in which residents of Crimea were compelled to vote while heavily armed foreign forces occupied their land. The United States does not recognize Russia’s “referendum” of March 16, 2014, nor its attempted ...
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Tillerson: Remarks on the President’s Executive Order Signed Today (March 6, 2017)

Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State, March 6, 2017 https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/03/268230.htm SECRETARY TILLERSON: Hello. Good morning and thank you for joining us. The executive order signed by the President earlier today, Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, is a vital measure for strengthening our national security. It is the President’s solemn duty ...
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State Department Press Release: International Women’s Day (March 8, 2017)

Press Releases: International Women’s Day     Mark C. Toner , Acting Spokesperson, March 8, 2017 On International Women’s Day, we reflect on the critical contributions women make in every sector of society and we recommit ourselves to addressing the discrimination and barriers that women face around the world. We have seen firsthand the benefits of women’s empowerment—politically, economically, and socially. ...
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Statement From U.S. Secretary Of Commerce Wilbur Ross on International Trade in Goods and Services in January 2017 (Mar 07, 2017)

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Mar 07, 2017 U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued the following statement today on the release of the January 2017 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services monthly data. The trade deficit in January stood at $48.5 billion, a 9.6 percent increase from December. U.S. imports of goods and services increased ...
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FDA News Release: Mutual Recognition promises new framework for pharmaceutical inspections for United States and European Union

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm544357.htm The United States and the European Union (EU) completed an exchange of letters to amend the Pharmaceutical Annex to the 1998 U.S.-EU Mutual Recognition Agreement. Under this agreement, U.S. and EU regulators will be able to utilize each other’s good manufacturing practice inspections of pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. The amended agreement ‎represents the culmination of nearly ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s First Day as Secretary of State (Feb. 2, 2017)

The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner: On his first day at the State Department, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a number of introductory calls to key allies and partners. In addition to his meeting with Germany’s Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, Secretary Tillerson also spoke by phone with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s Remarks to Employees (Feb 2, 2017)

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, good morning, all. We apologize for being late. It seemed that this year’s prayer breakfast, people felt the need to pray a little longer. (Laughter.) But I certainly welcomed them all, so – thank you for such a warm reception. And it’s a pleasure to be here, obviously. I’ve been anxious to ...
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Why US, EU need to work together to defeat terrorism

By Anthony Luzzatto Gardner This article is part of New Europe’s: Our World in 2016 Belgium – Brussels : Bertrand Naverret trained as a lawyer, but gave up his law practice to work as a carpenter and surf the waves off Capbreton. On November 13, 2015, Bertand was tragically murdered by terrorists in Paris while ...
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Press Release: U.S. and EU Sign Implementing Arrangement on Horizon 2020

Press Statement Brussels, Belgium, October 17, 2016 USEU Public Affairs Office On October 17, 2016, the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Anthony Gardner, and the European Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, signed an Implementing Arrangement between the Government of the United States of America and the European Commission to enhance transatlantic cooperation ...
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Press Release: Communique on the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan

Communique on the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan   Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 5, 2016 The following is the text of a joint communique issued by the 75 countries and over 22 international organizations participating in the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan. The Brussels Conference was opened by H.E. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, ...
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Podcast: Interview Amy Wilson – U.S. Mission to the EU – on the Global Refugees Crisis (June 20, 2016)

On Monday 20 June it’s World Refugee Day. Amy Wilson, Humanitarian and Migration Officer at the U.S. Mission to the EU explains in a podcast why this year is different from other years. She also sets out what the U.S. is doing domestically, in Europe and the Middle East to help address the global refugee ...
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Press Release: U.S. Power Africa Initiative Pledges $10 Million Support for European Union Electrification Financing Initiative (June 15, 2016)

BRUSSELS – The United States is providing $10 million through its Power Africa initiative to support for the European Union Electrification Financing Initiative, or “ElectriFI”. United States Agency for International Development Associate Administrator Eric Postel and a representative of the European Commission signed an agreement launching the initiative today at European Development Days. The agreement ...
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Press Release: Under Secretary Sewall Launches Initial U.S.-EU Security and Development Dialogue

Brussels, Belgium, June 8, 2016 Department of State Under Secretary Sarah Sewall led the U.S. delegation to the initial U.S.-EU Security and Development Dialogue on June 8 in Brussels, Belgium. The U.S.-EU SDD is a quadrilateral exchange between the U.S. and EU foreign affairs and development assistance agencies. The U.S. delegation to this also included ...
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Podcast: Interview (3) with Jim Allen, Regional Director for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for Europe & Africa

Jim Allen gives a broad overview of the Joint Investigative Teams (JIT) – a new US/EU program – and on examples of successfully completed bilateral drugs cases. This podcast is the second in a series of three on U.S.-EU cooperation on the fight against drugs. Read Transcript  (PDF 298 KB)
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Podcast: Interview (2) with Jim Allen, Regional Director for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for Europe & Africa

Jim Allen explores how large the US and EU drug consumer markets really are. He also sets out the logic behind the international drugs market and drugs trafficking. This podcast is the second in a series of three on U.S.-EU cooperation on the fight against drugs. Read Transcript  (PDF 84,1 KB)
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Interview (1) with Jim Allen, Regional Director Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for Europe & Africa

In this podcast Jim Allen explains what the United States and European Union are doing together to combat international drugs trade and whether or not ISIL is also being funded with profit from illicit drugs trade. This podcast is the first in a series of three on U.S.-EU cooperation on the fight against drugs. Read Transcript  (PDF ...
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Podcast: Interview with DAS Kenneth Merten, Haiti Special Coordinator, on US-EU cooperation on Haiti

Haiti Special Coordinator Kenneth Merten came to Brussels from 1 to 5 April 2016 to continue multilateral coordination between the U.S. Government and the European Union in their efforts toward strengthening democracy, security, and improving economic opportunity in Haiti. Listen to the podcast for more details about his visit and the upcoming elections in Haiti. ...
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Interview with Ambassador Gardner (Handelsblatt 3/11/2016): “We are making progress”

By Nicole Bastian | Handelsblatt no. 050 3/11/2016 Washington’s Ambassador to the EU wants to explain T-TIP better. After the twelfth round of negotiations on T-TIP, the free trade agreement that has proven unpopular in lots of places, Gardner is traveling around Germany to do some persuading.  Talking to Handelsblatt in Düsseldorf, this proved a ...
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Interview with Ambassador Gardner: “US-Botschafter am Schleifbock” Rheinische Post (8 March 2016)

Rheinische Post 8. März 2016 | Solingen US-Botschafter am Schleifbock US-Botschafter Anthony L. Gardner (l.) besuchte gestern Pfeilring und informierte sich auch in der Produktion, begleitet von Geschäftsführer Torsten Korb. Mitarbeiter André Stolz zeigte das Handwerk  bei der Fertigung.FOTO: Köhlen Solingen. Der amerikanische Botschafter Anthony L. Gardner und Pfeilring-Chef Torsten Korb werben  bei einem Besuch ...
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United States and European Commission Announce Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Grants

Grants Will Further Exchange between U.S. and EU Citizens on Innovation Policy and Technology On October 19th, Ambassador Anthony Gardner announced the creation of a new joint initiative by the United States and the European Commission, the Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Grants, under the auspices of the Fulbright-Schuman program.  In his remarks at the College of Europe’s ...
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Ambassador Gardner: TTIP is a tool to shape globalization

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a way for the United States and the European Union to shape globalization, said Anthony Luzzatto Gardner, the ambassador of the United States to the European Union, in an interview granted to AGERPRES. “TTIP would be a way for us to shape the process of globalization by ...
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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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Interview with John Robinson, U.S. Mission to the EU, on the hot topics in the European Parliament Fall 2015

John Robinson, Political Officer at the U.S. Mission to the EU, debates the hot topics in the European Parliament this Fall. Listen to find out why the U.S. cares about the European Parliament. What will happen with the Digital Single Market’s Strategy, the EU’s PNR Directive, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and biotech ...
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Interview Amy Wilson – U.S. Mission to the EU – on the Syrian Refugees Crisis

Amy Wilson, Immigration and Refugee Expert at the U.S. Mission to the EU, discusses the ongoing Syrian refugees crisis. The United States is coordinating with the EU on providing humanitarian assistance to Syrians and taking in refugees from Syria. Wilson explains why the U.S. is helping Syrian refugees and details what the main challenge is ...
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Interview John W. Bird – U.S. Mission to the EU

Cybersecurity, what is going on at U.S. & EU level? John W. Bird, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Attaché to the EU and NATO, talks about threats and challenges in the area of cybersecurity. Where are the main threats coming from and what are the U.S. and the EU doing together to address this? Listen ...
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Foreign Fighters, U.S. EU efforts to counter violent extremism

Although the number of foreign fighters returning from Syria or Iraq is significantly higher in Europe, the threat that these individuals pose is similar in both the EU and United States. Tom Rogan, a counterterrorism expert at the U.S. Mission to the EU, explains these threats and what the U.S. and the EU are doing, ...
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Europolitics Interview with Ambassador Gardner

Europolitics interview with Anthony Gardner, U.S. Ambassador to the EU By  Joanna Sopinska 22 January 2015 Christophe Garach contributed to this article Anthony Gardner talks to Europolitics about Washington’s policy priorities in its close relationship with the European Union. What changes have you noticed in the way the European Commission is operating under Jean-Claude Juncker’s new leadership? I ...
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U.S. Grant Supports European Database on Asylum Law

The U.S. State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and the U.S. Mission to the European Union are pleased to announce a grant of $24,820 to the European Council on Refugees and Exiles ( ECRE ) to support the operation of its European Database on Asylum Law ( EDAL ). ECRE’s mission is to promote the ...
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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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U.S.-EU Summit in Brussels

President Obama was in Brussels on March 26, 2014, for the U.S.-EU Summit, a press conference with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, and a speech on transatlantic relations . The joint U.S.-EU summit statement reaffirmed the “strong partnership” between the European Union and the United States, and addressed a number of issues, most notably the crisis in ...
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