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Defending human rights is a shared responsibility

Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s op-ed on Human Rights Day December 10, 2019 This op-ed was originally published by EURACTIV . The United States and the European Union have a relationship that, at its core, is founded upon our shared values. Among these values is an abiding respect for human rights and a commitment to upholding and defending ...
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European Union Identifies Risks to 5G Networks

U.S. Department of State Press Statement Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson December 4, 2019 On December 3, the European Union (EU) Council identified serious risks posed to 5G telecommunications networks if they are built using untrusted vendors.  We welcome this acknowledgement and urge our European partners and allies to ensure only trusted vendors participate in any ...
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U.S. Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo on the New EU Leadership Assumption of Office

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo On the New EU Leadership Assumption of Office Press Statement December 1, 2019 We congratulate European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, High Representative Josep Borrell, the new College of European Commissioners, and European Council President Charles Michel as they assume office. The United States looks forward to working with this ...
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Ambassador Sondland’s opening remarks at the EU-U.S. High-Level Forum on Small and Modular Reactors

Ambassador Sondland’s opening remarks (as delivered) EU-U.S. High-Level Forum on Small and Modular Reactors (SMRs) European Commission October 21, 2019 Thank you to Ditte Juul and to Miguel for hosting today. This is hopefully the beginning of a series of working conferences in the coming years that will bring Small Modular Reactor technology to the ...
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