Crimea Declaration

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC July 25, 2018 Russia, through its 2014 invasion of Ukraine and its attempted annexation of Crimea, sought to undermine a bedrock international principle shared by democratic states: that no country can change the borders of another by force. The states of the world, including Russia, ...
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Treasury Designates Russian Oligarchs, Officials, and Entities in Response to Worldwide Malign Activity

Press Release: U.S. Department of the Treasury April 6, 2018 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), in consultation with the Department of State, today designated seven Russian oligarchs and 12 companies they own or control, 17 senior Russian government officials, and a state-owned Russian weapons trading company ...
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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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State Department Press Release: Holding Russia Accountable for its Destabilizing Behavior

U.S. Department of State Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC March 26, 2018 On March 4, Russia used a military-grade nerve agent to attempt to murder a British citizen and his daughter in Salisbury. This attack on our Ally the United Kingdom put countless innocent lives at risk and resulted in serious injury ...
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Press Releases: Death of Special Monitoring Mission Member in Eastern Ukraine (Apr. 23, 2017)

Press Statement, Mark C. Toner , Acting Spokesperson, Washington, DC, April 23, 2017 (Image AP) https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/04/270397.htm The United States is shocked and deeply saddened by the death of a U.S. citizen serving as a paramedic with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission (SMM), when his vehicle struck an explosive in separatist controlled territory in eastern ...
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Interview of Secretary of State Tillerson With John Dickerson of CBS Face the Nation (April 9, 2017)

https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/04/269632.htm QUESTION: We want to welcome Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to the broadcast. Mr. Secretary, thank you for being with us. As a start, what message was being sent to the Syrian leader with the U.S. military action? SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, John, I think that the President was quite clear in his statement that he ...
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Interview of Secretary of State Tillerson With George Stephanopoulos of ABC This Week (Apr 9, 2017)

https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/ QUESTION: So what will President Trump do now? Will Thursday’s strike be followed by a new strategy to remove Assad from power? That was my first question for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in his first interview on This Week. SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, George, I think our strategy in Syria, as you know, our priority, ...
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Press Releases: Reaffirming U.S. Commitment to a Sovereign and Whole Ukraine on the Third Anniversary of Russia’s Crimean “Referendum̶

Press Statement, Mark C. Toner, Acting Spokesperson, March 16, 2017 https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/03/268482.htm Three years ago, Russia seized and occupied Crimea. Russia then staged an illegitimate referendum in which residents of Crimea were compelled to vote while heavily armed foreign forces occupied their land. The United States does not recognize Russia’s “referendum” of March 16, 2014, nor its attempted ...
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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: 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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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 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 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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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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Facing Legal Challenges in U.S.-EU Relations

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gardner Mackenzie Stuart Lecture, Cambridge University January 29, 2015 (As prepared for delivery) ( Audio of lecture ) Introduction Thank you, Professor Hill, for that introduction.  Thanks as well to Professor Armstrong and the Centre for European Legal Studies, and to Shearman & Sterling, for giving me the opportunity to deliver ...
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A Vital Partnership: US-EU Relations Are Increasingly Significant in Global Affairs

The most significant, vital, and effective bilateral relationship in the world is that between the United States of America and the European Union. This is not hyperbole. The coinciding twentieth anniversaries of the European Foreign Affairs Review and of the New Transatlantic Agenda – on which I worked at President Clinton’s National Security Council (NSC) ...
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Ambassador Gardner 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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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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