The 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.
Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to Warsaw, Poland, on April 13 and to Istanbul, Turkey, on April 15 to meet with senior government officials to discuss a broad range of bilateral and regional issues. She also met with members of the business community; engaged with business leaders to strengthen bilateral economic ties; and held a roundtable with civil society representatives. Trip Page»
Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to Athens, Greece; Ljubljana, Slovenia; and Rome, Italy, March 16-19, to meet with senior government officials in each of these countries to discuss the range of bilateral, regional, and global issues. She then traveled to Brussels, Belgium, on March 20, to meet with NATO leaders and senior European Union officials, including members of the European Commission, to discuss the broad range of global and regional issues. Trip Page»
Assistant Secretary Nuland (Mar. 10): "Today Ukraine is central to our 25 year Transatlantic quest for a 'Europe whole, free and at peace.' My interagency colleagues and I are pleased to update you today on U.S. efforts to support Ukraine as it works to liberate the country from its corrupt, oligarchic past, chart a more democratic, European future, and bring an end to Russian-fueled violence." Full Text» More» DipNote»
On February 16-18, Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to Baku, Azerbaijan; Tbilisi, Georgia; and Yerevan, Armenia for meetings with senior government officials, opposition political figures, and representatives from civil society groups. Trip Page»
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»
On January 12-15, Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to Berlin, Germany; Bucharest, Romania; Sofia, Bulgaria; and Paris, France for meetings and discussions. Trip Page»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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