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Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs


Outline map of EuropeThe Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, headed by Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland, develops and implements U.S. foreign policy in Europe and Eurasia. The Bureau promotes U.S. interests in the region on issues such as international security, NATO, coordination with the European Union and other regional organizations, support for democracy, human rights, civil society, economic prosperity, counterterrorism, and nonproliferation.


Unity in Challenging Times: Building on Transatlantic Resolve

Assistant Secretary Nuland (Jan. 27): "So today, I would argue that what we have forged together over the past year is the start of a Transatlantic Renaissance – ad hoc and of necessity at first, fragile, and under- invested in many ways--but nonetheless, a renewal of our vows to each other to defend our security, our prosperity, and our values together, drawing on our unique strengths: our belief in indivisible and collective security; an open trading system that rewards innovation, entrepreneurship, and clean, transparent governance; and our commitment to tolerance, free speech, and the choice of each individual and each nation to chart its own path. And in the process, all efforts to split us, to scare us, or to bankrupt us have failed." Full Text»


Travel to Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, and France

On January 12-15, Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to Berlin, Germany; Bucharest, Romania; Sofia, Bulgaria; and Paris, France for meetings and discussions. Trip Page»


Remarks at the American Enterprise Institute

Date: 12/17/2014 Description: Assistant Secretary Nuland delivers remarks at the American Enterprise Institute. © Photo by Aaron Clamage/American Enterprise Institute

Assistant Secretary Nuland (Dec. 17): "So it is profoundly in the United States' interest that Ukraine succeed in its aspiration to be democratic, to be more prosperous, to be unified, to be more European, to integrate with our economies, and to beat the cancer of corruption that has plagued it for so long." Full Text»


Travel to Belgium, Latvia, Ukraine, and Turkey

On November 18, Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to Belgium, to meet with NATO leaders and senior European Union officials. She traveled to Latvia, November 19-20, to meet with senior government officials and civil society members. On November 20-23, she accompanied Vice President Joe Biden to Ukraine and Turkey. Trip Page»


Travel to Ukraine, Germany, and Finland

On October 5, Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to Kyiv, Ukraine, to discuss reform efforts in Ukraine and the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The Assistant Secretary traveled on October 8 to Berlin, Germany, to meet with government officials and Bundestag members and deliver remarks at the Aspen Institute. On October 9-10, Assistant Secretary Nuland visited Helsinki, Finland, to meet with Finnish government leaders and participate in a roundtable with young entrepreneurs. Trip Page»


Keynote at the 2014 U.S.-Central Europe Strategy Forum

Date: 10/02/2014 Description: Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland delivers remarks at the Center for European Policy Analysis' 2014 U.S.-Central Europe Strategy Forum, Willard InterContinental Hotel, Washington, DC. © Photo courtesy of the Center for European Policy Analysis.

Assistant Secretary Nuland (Oct. 2): "We live in a better world because the countries of Central Europe chose the path of a Europe whole, free and at peace 25 years ago. But today that choice is under threat, and Central Europe is once again on the frontline in the fight to protect our security and values. And today, that fight is once again both external and internal." Full Text»


The Transatlantic Trends 2014

Assistant Secretary Nuland (Sept. 10): "We all consider this Transatlantic Trends report to be a report card on us, particularly those of us who are charged with protecting and defending this incredibly precious transatlantic relationship, the NATO relationship, the U.S.-EU relationship, the relationship from, as we used to say, Vancouver to Vladivostok and as we hope to continue to be able to say as we move forward." Full Text»


Travel to Wales, United Kingdom for NATO Summit

Date: 09/04/2014 Description: President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and National Security Adviser Susan Rice meet with Jordan's King Abdullah II and their counterparts amid the NATO Summit in Newport, Wales, United Kingdom on September 4, 2014. - State Dept Image

On September 4–5, Secretary Kerry accompanied President Obama during his visit to Wales to participate in the Summit meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. While in Wales, Secretary Kerry met with several foreign counterparts to discuss regional issues including the United States' ongoing efforts to support the Iraqi government and the threats posed by ISIL, as well as attended meetings with President Obama. Trip Page»


Travel to Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Macedonia, the United Kingdom and Belgium

On July 11, Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to Dubrovnik, Croatia, to attend the 9th annual Croatia Forum and to meet with senior Croatian government officials. She then traveled to Podgorica, Montenegro and Tirana, Albania, on July 12, where she met with senior government officials and political leaders. She then visited Pristina, Kosovo and Belgrade, Serbia, on July 13,  to meet with senior government officials and political leaders. On July 14, she traveled to Skopje, Macedonia to meet with senior government officials and political leaders. She then traveled to London, the United Kingdom to meet with senior British government officials. In Brussels, Belgium, on July 17 she had meetings with senior European Union officials. Trip Page»


 

For speaking and interview requests on European and Eurasian Affairs, please fax your request to the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs' Office of Press and Policy Outreach at 202-647-5116.

 


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