Why US, EU need to work together to defeat terrorism

By Anthony Luzzatto Gardner This article is part of New Europe’s: Our World in 2016 Belgium – Brussels : Bertrand Naverret trained as a lawyer, but gave up his law practice to work as a carpenter and surf the waves off Capbreton. On November 13, 2015, Bertand was tragically murdered by terrorists in Paris while ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Remarks at Independence Day Celebration

Welcome.  Thank you for attending this year’s Independence Day Celebration. And I would like to thank our sponsors for making this event possible. All of you know that July 4 represents the birth of the United States as an independent country. But what exactly happened on that day? It wasn’t the day when the Continental ...
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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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Blog on the U.S.-EU Summit and President Obama’s Visit to Brussels: Off to a Fast and Exciting Start

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