Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s Remarks to Employees (Feb 2, 2017)

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, good morning, all. We apologize for being late. It seemed that this year’s prayer breakfast, people felt the need to pray a little longer. (Laughter.) But I certainly welcomed them all, so – thank you for such a warm reception. And it’s a pleasure to be here, obviously. I’ve been anxious to ...
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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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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 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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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 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 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 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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U.S. Ambassador to UN Delivers Speech in Brussels

Thank you General, it is great to be back in Brussels. It goes without saying in 2015 that we live in a time of myriad crises. Conventional and unconventional, aggressive state actors and marauding non-state actors, nearby and far away. The United States and Europe have a vital stake in curbing conflicts beyond our borders. ...
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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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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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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 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’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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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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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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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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