Joint Statement on Trilateral Meeting of the Trade Ministers of the United States, Japan, and the European Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2018 Mr. Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative, and Mrs. Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade, met in New York on 25 September 2018. Statement on Concerns with Non-Market-Oriented Policies and Practices of Third Countries The Ministers reiterated ...
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United States Statement on Trade for the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting (June 6, 2017)

Paris – The United States released the following statement on trade policy in response to the Chair’s Statement and alongside the Consensus Statement of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Council Meeting: “The United States believes that free and fair trade and international investment can lead to economic growth and job creation.  ...
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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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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 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: 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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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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Remarks at 3d Annual European Family Business Summit Lisbon, November 18, 2016

Thank you for inviting me here today. I feel a special connection with this city. My grandparents, mother and uncle set sail from Lisbon in April 1941 aboard the Serpa Pinto, a small Portuguese ship, bound for New York. They were fleeing Italian Fascism and the 1938 Racial Laws in order to seek refuge in ...
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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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Press Release: Statement From U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (July 12, 2016)

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker joined European Union Commissioner Věra Jourová to announce the approval of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The Framework is a milestone achievement that will provide strong data privacy and facilitate more trade and job creating investments in both the U.S. and Europe. Read her Remarks
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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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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: 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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Press Release: Remarks of Secretary Lew on the Evolution of Sanctions & Lessons for the Future at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Thank you for the kind introduction. As many of you know, Ambassador Burns and I were close colleagues at the State Department. Bill is an American treasure, one of the great diplomats of our day, and a good friend. It is a pleasure to be here with him and all of you today. And thank ...
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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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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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Statement From U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered the following statement on the completion of the EU- U.S. Privacy Shield. “This historic agreement is a major achievement for privacy and for businesses on both sides of the Atlantic. It provides certainty that will help grow the digital economy by ensuring that thousands of European and ...
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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 Handelsblatt Invterview; ‘Europe Should Welcome German Leadership’

Handelsblatt (Dec 23) – In an interview with Handelsblatt, Anthony Gardner, the United States ambassador to the E.U., said Europe needs German leadership. He said he was surprised by the aversion many Europeans have to the planned TTIP free trade deal, and frustrated by the public narrative in Europe that Americans don’t care about data ...
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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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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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Ambassador Gardner’s Remarks at the Deutscher Bundestag (German version)

Sehr geehrter Herr Kauder, sehr geehrte Frau Hasselfeldt, sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, wir begrüßen und schätzen die Unterstützung der deutschen Bundesregierung, einschließlich Kanzlerin Merkel und der CDU/CSU-Fraktion im Bundestag, für TTIP. Auf beiden Seiten des Atlantiks gibt es bedeutende politische Unterstützung für ein ambitioniertes Abkommen. Auf dem G7-Gipfel in Deutschland im vergangenen Juli haben ...
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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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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’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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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 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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Event: U.S.-Europe Dialogue on Making Ventures Grow

Ambassador Gardner’s blog and  Summary of Event Ambassador Anthony L. Gardner hosted a U.S.-EU Dialogue on Making Ventures Grow on May 5 in cooperation with EBAN, the European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players, which brought together public policy and private sector experts to discuss ways to expand and accelerate financing of high-growth ventures as ...
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USTR Concerned by EU GMO Proposal

USTR Expresses Concern over EU Proposal to Allow Member States to Ban the Use of GE Food and Feed Deemed Safe by EU Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Michael Froman today expressed disappointment at the new proposal by the European Commission to amend legislation on its genetically-engineered (GE) food and feed approval process ...
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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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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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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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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 CESI (European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions) Conference

Thank you very much for the opportunity to speak with you today.  From the moment of my arrival in Brussels in March I stated my intention to meet frequently with civil society – including groups representing environmental, youth, consumer and, of course, labor interests. I am convinced that the most significant thing we can do ...
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Transcript of Acting Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, Amos Hochstein, discussion on European energy security with Hunga

Ms. Zieseniss:  Greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State’s Media Hub in Brussels. I would like to welcome our callers who have dialed in from across Europe.  We also have a group of journalists dialing in from Budapest today, so we welcome them to the call as well. Today we are pleased to ...
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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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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 Remarks to the European Small Business Alliance

Thank you, David and Dani, for that introduction. It is good to be back in Brussels, where I started my career. I have believed in the European project as a force for good since I started studying the EU as a graduate student at Oxford and then Columbia Law School. I landed here in 1990 ...
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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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T-TIP’s Effect on Regional Trade Agreements: Speech at Chatham House

“How Will a Successful Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) Shape Future Regional Trade Agreements?” Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to the EU Anthony Luzzatto Gardner Chatham House, London June 9, 2014 Thank you, Robin, for your kind introduction. It is good to be back at Chatham House; it is here, in the “press-cuttings” room, that ...
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President Prodi met with TPN members to discuss Transatlantic Partnership

Below is a press release issued by the European Commission: IP/04/218 A group of political members of the Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN) met today with President Romano Prodi to present TPN’s recently published set of recommendations to strengthen Transatlantic partnership (footnote). The TPN group included Members of European Parliament Elmar Brok, James Elles and Erika ...
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Transatlantic Economic Partnership – Plan of Action

Introduction At the London EU-U.S. Summit of 18 May 1998, Summit leaders adopted a joint statement on the Transatlantic Economic Partnership (TEP) identifying a series of elements for an initiative to intensify and extend multilateral and bilateral cooperation and common actions in the field of trade and investment. As called for in that statement, the ...
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New Transatlantic Agenda

I. Promoting Peace and Stability, Democracy and Development Around the World II. Responding to Global Challenges III. Conbtributing to the Expansion of World Trade and Closer Economic Relations IV. Builiding Bridges Across the Atlantic V. Parliamentary Links VI. Implementing Agenda We, the United States of America and the European Union, affirm our conviction that the ...
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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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