Ambassador Sondland Remarks at the European Parliament’s Joint AFET Committee-U.S. Delegation Meeting

Ambassador Sondland Remarks at Joint AFET – US Delegation Session “Strengthening Transatlantic Ties by Building Relations with the European Parliament” Wednesday, November 21, 2018 European Parliament, Brussels Thank you, Christian, David, for the warm welcome. I feel very much at home at Parliament because, as my good friend speaker Paul Ryan says of the United ...
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A/S Wess Mitchell Remarks at Heritage Foundation on the 85th Anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine

Remarks by Assistant Secretary Wess Mitchell (as delivered) Forum in Commemoration of the 85th Anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine 1932-1933 Heritage Foundation, Washington D.C. November 15, 2018 A/S Mitchell: Thank you for the kind introduction, Michael. It really is an honor to be here and see so many friends, Ukrainian and American friends, and ...
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Ambassador Sondland’s remarks at EPC Breakfast Policy Briefing

November 13, 2018 Remarks by Ambassador Gordon Sondland (as delivered) European Policy Centre (EPC) Breakfast Policy Briefing “The State of the Transatlantic Partnership: A U.S. Perspective” Brussels, Belgium Thank you, Fabian. Wow, what an auspicious and distinguished group. Who did you come to see this morning? If I’m the opening act, who is the headline? ...
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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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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 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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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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Chargé d’Affaires Adam Shub’s Remarks at the European Parliament SEDE Subcommittee Hearing

January 25, 2018 Remarks (as prepared) by Chargé d’Affaires Adam Shub Security and Defence Committee hearing at the European Parliament Brussels, Belgium Madame Chair, Mrs. Fotyga, and Vice Chairs Ehler, Stetina, Moody, and Losing, thank you for the invitation to meet with you today. It’s good to see you again, and I appreciate the opportunity ...
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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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Chargé d’Affaires Adam Shub opening remarks at the Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion Conference

November 16, 2017 Remarks (as prepared) by Chargé d’Affaires Adam Shub Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion Conference Brussels, Belgium Good afternoon and thank you for that kind introduction. I am very happy to join with our excellent partners, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Mission of Canada to the European Union with whom ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Adam Shub’s Remarks at AmCham Estonia’s Transatlantic Business Conference

November 3, 2017 Remarks (as prepared) by Chargé d’Affaires Adam Shub AmCham Estonia Transatlantic Business Conference Tallinn, Estonia Thanks to Ambassador Melville for inviting me to participate today. Thank you to former Foreign Minister Pentus-Rosimanus for her remarks and her sustained efforts to promote strong bilateral and transatlantic relations And most of all, thank you ...
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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 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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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 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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Remarks With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a Press Availability (Apr 12, 2017)

Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State, Moscow, Russia, April 12, 2017 (Image AP) https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/04/270136.htm FOREIGN MINISTER LAVROV: (Via interpreter) Good evening. This has been a long day. We have had talks with State Secretary of the U.S. Rex Tillerson. Right now, we have had a long conversation with President Vladimir Putin of Russia. It has lasted ...
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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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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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Remarks by the Vice President and European Council President Tusk (Feb 20, 2017)

Remarks by the Vice President and European Council President Tusk, Brussels, Belgium, Feb 20, 2017 https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/02/20/remarks-vice-president-and-european-council-president-tusk PRESIDENT TUSK:  Mr. Vice President, dear friends, let me first of all thank you for this meeting.  We all truly needed it. Too much has happened over the past month and in your country and you; too many new and ...
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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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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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Speech: Ambassador Gardner’s Remarks at Chatham House on Global Trade (July 11, 2016)

Thank you, Nicolle for that kind introduction. I also would like to thank Dr. Robin Niblett, Director of Chatham House, for organizing this event, and for the invitation to speak here this afternoon. There is a great deal of public anxiety and anger, evident in the growing populism and demagogy on both sides of the ...
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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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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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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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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: Ambassador Gardner’s Address to the U.S. and EU Joint Security Workshop (March 23, 2016)

Anthony Luzzatto Gardner, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Good morning.  I want to thank Rob Wainwright and his staff for working with the United States and the European Commission to organize this first ever joint EU and US security workshop. I also want to thank Commissioner Avramopoulos and all of the staff at DG ...
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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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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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TTIP – A Chance for SMEs” Remarks at the European Parliament

Thank you to Dr. Heitz and SME Europe for the invitation to participate in this timely and important discussion today. SMEs lie at the heart of what we are seeking to achieve in TTIP. More and more European SMEs are speaking out in favor of what a transatlantic free trade agreement could mean for them. ...
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Ambassador Gardner’s Remarks for the 2015 Ambassador in Review Wrap-Up

2015 was an eventful year, which proved that the US-EU bond is holding firm despite the many challenges facing the US-EU partnership – both within Europe and beyond. This year, I have been struck by the continued relevance, perhaps as never before, of our common transatlantic values. I feel very confident that the EU is ...
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Ambassador Gardner’s Remarks “The U.S. Perspective on the Persecution of Christians in the World” at a High-Level Dialogue at the Eu

Let me begin by thanking Vice President Antonio Tajani for his leadership in convening this meeting. Your role in promoting interfaith dialogue is critical to achieving greater respect and tolerance in our societies; your leadership on this issue is needed now more than ever before. Unfortunately Dr. Lantos Swett of the United States Commission on ...
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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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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’s Remarks at Bucarest TTIP Conference

Thank you to Sorin Moisă for the invitation to be a part of this distinguished group of speakers today. Sorin is playing an important role in the European Parliament, especially in its international trade committee. He has emerged quickly as an authority on trade; we value his views and his partnership. And I am also ...
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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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Ambassador Gardner’s remarks at the Cercle des Nouveaux Mondes (French Version)

C’est un plaisir d’être parmi vous aujourd’hui et de prendre la parole en présence  d’éminents experts. Je salue tout particulièrement Jean-Daniel Tordjman, pour son invitation et pour son charmant accueil. Etant membre du Cercle Interallié, je me sens chez moi. Pour moi, c’est un moment fascinant d’être en poste en tant qu’Ambassadeur des Etats-Unis auprès de ...
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Ambassador Gardner’s Remarks on 75th anniversary of USG Exchange Programs Alumni Reception

Welcome everyone, and thank you for joining us. Every year we try to bring together alumni of U.S. exchange programs working on EU issues in Brussels. Tonight we are also celebrating the 75th anniversary of U.S. government exchange programs, a legacy to which each one of you has contributed in your own way. In 1940, ...
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Ambassador Gardner Remarks before the American Council on Germany “The New Transatlantic Agenda: Looking Back, Looking Forward”

Thank you very much to you, Friedrich, for the kind introduction and the invitation to speak today. It is moving to be here, a few meters from where I stood on my first trip to East Berlin in 1987. I remember looking at the Wall and doubting that I would ever live to see it ...
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Remarks for TABC Conference: Perspectives on the EU’s Digital Single Market Strategy – The Transatlantic Perspective

Hugo, thank you for that introduction. And thanks to the superb team at TABC, for the hard work you do to promote transatlantic trade and investment and for your close cooperation both here in Brussels and in Washington. The Digital Single Market is one of the top three priorities of the US Mission to the ...
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A Transatlantic Perspective on Digital Innovation

Europe is at an important juncture regarding digital innovation: the path chosen will determine the ability of European citizens to realize fully the potential of the myriad new technologies available to them, both to create new, innovative businesses or to simplify their own lives. When you think about the history of the transatlantic relationship, it’s ...
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Ambassador Gardner Remarks at the Aspen Institute Panel

Distinguished Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to be back in Milan and for the opportunity to contribute to this discussion on what is, after all, an extremely important topic for all of us here. I would like to begin by strongly reaffirming that the United States remains committed to a comprehensive Transatlantic Trade ...
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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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Ambassador Gardner’s Keynote Remarks at the Deutsche Boerse

Thank you very much to you, Andreas, and to Jackson for the kind introduction and the invitation to speak today. I have believed in the European project and in the power of the U.S.-EU relationship since graduate school. I can think of no more interesting and challenging period in U.S.-EU relations in the past 23 ...
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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 ALDE T-TIP Event

Thank you for your invitation to join you today. I want to thank the ALDE Group for the important work it has done and is doing on TTIP. Many of you have made a contribution, but I’d like to mention Marietje Schaake and Dita Charanzova in particular. I’ve had the pleasure to meet some of ...
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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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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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Ambassador Gardner’s Remarks to AmCham EU Transatlantic Conference

Thank you for inviting me to speak at this conference. Amcham’s work is important; your voice is heard; and I hope that USEU’s collaboration with you continues to deepen and broaden in the years ahead. I’d like to discuss the important topics of T-TIP, digital issues and energy. I believe that promoting U.S. and EU ...
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Ambassador Gardner’s Remarks on T-TIP at Bruegel Expert Roundtable

• The U.S. Mission to the EU is pleased to partner with Bruegel on today’s discussion. • We continue to believe that T-TIP is good for the U.S. and good for Europe: a debt-free stimulus for jobs and growth. We continue to believe that an ambitious and comprehensive 21st century model trade agreement is possible. As the ...
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Ambassador Gardner’s Remarks at “Selma” Premiere

Thank you. It is a pleasure to welcome you here tonight on behalf of the U.S. Mission to the European Union, the U.S. Embassy to the Kingdom of Belgium and the U.S. Mission to NATO. One of the many privileges I enjoy is to work with my fellow ambassadors Denise Bauer and Doug Lute – ...
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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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Remarks of Ambassador Anthony Gardner at the 2nd Annual EU-U.S. Trade Conference

I am pleased to be here today. I owe Paul Adamson a great debt of thanks for having given me, shortly after my arrival in Brussels last year, a copy of a terrific book by Peter Baldwin, “The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How Europe and America are Alike.” I confess that when I first saw ...
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Conference of the Ministers for European Affairs of the German Federal States

Remarks of Ambassador Anthony Gardner Brussels, January 30, 2015 –German text below– (As prepared for delivery) U.S. Views on T-TIP Thank you, Wolfgang, for that kind introduction. It is a pleasure to be among Germans. I have spent a significant part of my professional life in Germany: 30 years ago I worked during the summer ...
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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 at the Transatlantic Business Conference

Frankfurt, Germany November 12, 2014 (As prepared for delivery) Thank you for that kind introduction, Bernhard.  It is good to be back in Germany, where I have spent a significant part of my professional life. Thirty years ago I worked during the summer at Radio Liberty in Munich; 23 years ago I had the opportunity ...
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Ambassador Gardner on Priorities for the U.S.-EU Relationship

Remarks at Regent’s University London November 11, 2014 (As prepared for delivery) Thank you, Professor Drew, for that kind introduction. I am pleased to be at Regent’s University to speak about U.S.-EU Relations. I’m pleased to be joined here by my friends Fernando Guimaraes of the External Action Service and Sanford Henry of Chatham House. ...
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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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Ambassador Gardner Discusses T-TIP with COR Members, Trade Commissioner De Gucht

Thank you very much for the opportunity to speak today. It is a pleasure to share this podium with Karel de Gucht, our partner in the transatlantic trade negotiations. On behalf of the United States, I’d like to thank the Commissioner for all his hard work to date on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ...
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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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Enjeux et Perspectives d’Une Nouvelle Zone de Libre Echange entre l’Europe et les Etats-Unis

C’est un plaisir d’être parmi vous aujourd’hui et de prendre la parole en présence  d’éminents experts. Je salue tout particulièrement Jean-Luc Demarty, notre partenaire dans ces négociations commerciales. Aujourd’hui, le partenariat transatlantique fait face à des défis bien réels. Face à une Russie agressive et nationaliste, à la montée de l’intégrisme islamique, et à bien ...
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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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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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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’s Remarks before the EP’s Committee on International Trade

Good morning. Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for your kind invitation to appear before this committee. This is my first appearance before a Committee of the European Parliament. When I arrived in Brussels in March, you were already in election mode. I’m pleased that the Parliament is now in full operation and that we can begin ...
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Confindustria Speech on TTIP: Global Challenges and Opportunities for the Transatlantic Economic Partnership

AS DELIVERED (IN ITALIAN) Credo nel genio creativo italiano; credo nelle sue capacita imprenditoriali. Credo che l’Italia possa essere tra i paesi che trarranno benefici considerevoli dal libero scambio transatlantico. Lo dico non solo come rappresentante del governo americano; lo dico da europeo, che ha vissuto la meta della propria vita in Europa: figlio di ...
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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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Priorities for the U.S. Mission to the EU

Remarks by Ambassador Gardner June 18, 2014 Brussels, Belgium (As prepared for delivery) Thanks for that introduction, Stu. You have been a dear friend of the Gardner family and a dear friend and mentor of mine. When I look at the photographs of my distinguished predecessors in the lobby of the USEU Mission, I feel privileged ...
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