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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Secretary’s Remarks: Press Availability With Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (March 30, 2017)

    Ankara, Turkey, March 30, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: (In progress) Minister Cavusoglu, and I am privileged to be visiting Turkey today, a NATO ally and a friend of the United States in a very turbulent part of the world. I met with President Erdogan and the foreign minister to convey President Trump’s commitment to strengthening ...
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Press Release: Secretary of State Tillerson To Travel to Ankara and Brussels (March 24, 2017)

Press Statement by Mark C. Toner, Acting Spokesperson, Department of State, Washington, DC, March 24, 2017 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Ankara, Turkey, on March 30, to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other senior Turkish government officials, continuing the United States’ high-level engagement with our NATO Ally. Secretary Tillerson will ...
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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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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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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: DHS and Slovak Republic sign agreement to provide information on the travel of convicted child sex offenders

Bratislava, September 22, 2016 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Alan Bersin and the Head of Office of the Minister of the Interior of the Slovak Republic Dušana Višňovská officially signed an agreement on September 22 in Bratislava to provide information on the travel of convicted child sex offenders between the ...
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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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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: 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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Speech: Ambassador Gardner’s Remarks at the European University Institute, The US-EU Relationship: Holding Firm in Turbulent Times

It is good to be back at the European University Institute. Under Professor Weiler’s outstanding leadership, this institute continues to provide important intellectual input on EU affairs, as it has for the past 40 years. As the European project continues to be confronted with serious challenges, your work is needed now more than ever before. ...
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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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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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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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Remarks to AmCham’s Annual General Meeting

Carl, thank you for that introduction. And thanks to Susan and the superb team at AmCham EU for the hard work you do on behalf of US businesses and for your close cooperation with our Mission. I also want to recognize the terrific team we have at the Mission; some of them are here tonight. ...
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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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A Vital Partnership: US-EU Relations Are Increasingly Significant in Global Affairs

The most significant, vital, and effective bilateral relationship in the world is that between the United States of America and the European Union. This is not hyperbole. The coinciding twentieth anniversaries of the European Foreign Affairs Review and of the New Transatlantic Agenda – on which I worked at President Clinton’s National Security Council (NSC) ...
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Ambassador Gardner Visits EP’s U.S. Delegation

On November 6, 2014, Ambassador Gardner held an exchange of views in Brussels with the European Parliament Delegation for Relations with the United States. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Chairman McAllister, Vice Chair Kofod, Vice Chair Schaake, Distinguished Members of the Delegation for Relations with the United States, Thank you for inviting ...
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The U.S. and the EU: From Transatlantic Relationship to Global Partnership

Thank you, Fabian, for that introduction.  I appreciate EPC hosting me today, and I thank you for your work and that of Elizabeth Bisland and the rest of your team in putting together this morning’s event.  Like many diplomatic missions in this town, we at USEU deeply value the work that EPC does to provide ...
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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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Virtual Currencies: For Business and Consumers or Just for Criminals?

Remarks as prepared for delivery by Erik Barnett, HSI, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Good morning, I work for the U.S. Government, within the U.S. government, I work for the Department of Homeland Security, within Homeland Security I work for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also known by its acronym ICE. Within ICE, I work ...
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Blog on the U.S.-EU Summit and President Obama’s Visit to Brussels: Off to a Fast and Exciting Start

Off to a Fast and Exciting Start   I arrived in Brussels to assume my duties just in time: I presented my credentials to Council President Van Rompuy and European Commission President Barroso one week before President Barack Obama came to town. The excitement in the Mission and among our EU partners and contacts in Brussels ...
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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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