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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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On the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan (June 6, 2017)

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC June 6, 2017 Seventy years ago, on June 5, 1947, Secretary of State George C. Marshall laid out his bold vision for the United States to help the war-ravaged nations of Europe recover from the massive destruction of World War II. Marshall’s vision was central ...
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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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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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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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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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Readout of Vice president Mike Pence’s Meeting with EU High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini (Mar 22, 2017)

  READOUT OF THE VICE PRESIDENT’S MEETING WITH EU HIGH REPRESENTATIVE AND VICE PRESIDENT FEDERICA MOGHERINI The Vice President met today with EU High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini. The Vice President reaffirmed the United States’ partnership with the European Union. The leaders underscored their commitment to work together to address transnational threats and ...
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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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Blog: Studying European approaches to integrating refugees into the labor force: an interview with Fulbright-Schuman Recipient Narintohn Luangrath

Every year since 1990 the United States (U.S.) State Department and the Directorat General for Education and Culture of the European Commission have jointly funded an average of twenty Fulbright-Schuman grants  to support graduate and post-graduate study, research, and lecture proposals in the field of U.S.-EU relations, EU policy, or EU institutions. The program, administered by the Commission ...
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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 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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New USEU Website

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has four sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The four sections are: Our Relationship – Information on our current Government Leaders and the ...
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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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European Union and United States Convene Fourth CBRN Risk Mitigation Strategic Dialogue

On February 19, the European Union and the United States conducted the fourth Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Strategic Dialogue in Brussels, Belgium. The dialogue, which was led on the EU side by Joëlle Jenny, Director for Security Policy and Conflict Prevention (EEAS) and Adriaan Van Der Meer, Head of Unit for Stability, Security, ...
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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 “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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DCM Shub speech at the BBH Conference

We’ve also welcomed the unprecedented levels of support for a good Paris outcome by key actors from businesses, sub-national governments, the faith community, and many others in civil society.  Earlier this year, the White House launched the American Business Act on Climate pledge, voicing their support for a strong outcome at Paris – and also ...
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Ambassador Gardner’s Remarks at the College of Europe: “The New Transatlantic Agenda: Twenty Years On, and Twenty Years Ahead”

Thank you, Rector Monar.  It is a pleasure to be at the College of Europe today, and especially to have the chance to meet your students.  Alumni of the College of Europe have had stellar careers in many places, including in the United States Mission to the European Union. I became fascinated by the European ...
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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’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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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 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’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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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 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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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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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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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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Energy Efficiency Policy: a Policy for Security of Supply, Competitiveness and Sustainability

Opening remarks by Ambassador Gardner EU Sustainable Energy Week, Charlemagne Building Brussels, Belgium, June 24, 2014 I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to provide opening remarks along with my EU colleagues today on the issue of energy efficiency. Compared to many other topics I speak on as the U.S. Ambassador to the EU, this is ...
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Ambassador Gardner’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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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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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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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to the EU, William E. Kennard, at Forum Europe’s 3rd Annual European Data Protection and Privacy Conference

Introduction I would like to thank Forum Europe for inviting me to its 3rd Annual European Data Protection and Privacy Conference. As you know, the United States has great interest in the effort underway to update and reform the EU’s data protection rules.  The outcome of this process can have profound implications for consumer confidence ...
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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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U.S., EU Celebrate 50 Years of Diplomatic Ties

The U.S. and the EU celebrated 50 years of diplomatic ties in Brussels on November 25, 2003, and on May 6, 2004, in Washington, D.C. Below is a summary of the events: Brussels, Belgium, November 25, 2003 U.S. Ambassador to the EU Rockwell Schnabel opening the symposium on 50 years of U.S.-EU Relations. On the ...
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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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