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.
Travel to Austria, Ukraine, France and Italy
Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to Vienna, Austria on March 2 to meet with senior officials of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and represent the U.S. at a Special Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council on Ukraine. She also met with senior Austrian government officials to discuss the range of bilateral and global issues. On March 3, she traveled to Kyiv, Ukraine, to join Secretary Kerry for his meetings on March 4. She then accompanied Secretary Kerry to Paris, France, and Rome, Italy. Trip Page»
Travel to Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Czech Republic, and Ukraine
Assistant Secretary Nuland accompanied Secretary Kerry to Berlin, Germany on January 31 to discuss bilateral and global issues with senior German government officials. She then accompanied Secretary Kerry to the Munich Security Conference. On February 2, she traveled to Athens, Greece to meet with senior Greek government officials, business leaders and civil society. In Nicosia, Cyprus, on February 4, she met with officials of the Cypriot government and also met with Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders. Assistant Secretary Nuland visited Prague, Czech Republic on February 5 where she met with senior Czech government officials and engaged with Czech civil society leaders and members of the business community. In Kyiv, she met with government officials, opposition leaders, civil society and business leaders to encourage agreement on a new government and plan of action that can put Ukraine back on track toward fulfilling the aspirations of the Ukrainian people for democracy, respect for human rights, European integration and economic growth. Trip Page»
Implications of the Crisis in Ukraine
Assistant Secretary Nuland (Jan. 15): "It is my honor to appear before you today to discuss the situation in Ukraine and our response to it. These are challenging times for the people of Ukraine and for people everywhere who care about democracy, economic prosperity, rule of law and a European future for that country." Full Text»Deputy Assistant Secretary Melia's statement»
Travel to the Netherlands, Germany, Lithuania, Romania, and France
On January 7, Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to The Hague, Netherlands, where she met with senior Dutch government officials to discuss bilateral and other foreign policy issues, including planning for the Nuclear Security Summit, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, and U.S.-Dutch collaboration on European and global issues. She then traveled to Berlin, Germany, on January 8 to meet with senior German and other European government officials to discuss the range of bilateral and global issues. On January 9, she traveled to Vilnius, Lithuania, where she met with senior Lithuanian government officials and attended the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry’s annual Snow Meeting on Euro-Atlantic security issues, which brings together key members of the transatlantic foreign policy community. In Bucharest, Romania, from January 10-11, she met with senior Romanian government officials and members of civil society to discuss bilateral and regional issues, including efforts to strengthen the rule of law. On January 12, Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to Paris, France. Trip Page»
Remarks to the Media Following Meeting With President Yanukovych
Assistant Secretary Nuland (Dec. 11): "Hello Ukraine! It is my honor to have been here in these historic and difficult days. I hope the people of Ukraine know that the United States stands with you in your search for justice, for human dignity, for security, for economic health and for the European future that you have chosen and you deserve. I just spent more than two hours with President Yanukovych. It was a tough conversation, but it was a realistic one." Full Text»Video»Secretary's Statement»
Intervention at the OSCE Ministerial Council First Plenary Session
Assistant Secretary Nuland (Dec. 5): "What a moment this is for Ukraine, what a moment this is for the OSCE. The whole world is watching. All the principles and values on which this Organization was founded almost 40 years ago hang in the balance today between the Maidan and Bankova, and across this country: sovereignty, freedom of choice, freedom of association and alliance, freedom of assembly and expression, democracy and constitutional governance, peace and stability." Full Text»Statement to the Press»Media Note»Trip Page»
Travel to Belgium, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, and Russia
On December 3-4, Assistant Secretary Nuland accompanied Secretary Kerry to the NATO Foreign Ministerial in Brussels, Belgium. She then accompanied the Secretary to Chisinau, Moldova. In Kyiv, Ukraine on December 5, Assistant Secretary Nuland and Assistant Secretary Biswal participated in the Ministerial meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). She traveled on December 6 to Tbilisi, Georgia to meet with senior government officials and opposition leaders and to participate in a disability rights event. On December 8-10, she traveled to Moscow, Russia to meet with senior Russian government officials, foreign policy experts, and civil society groups. Trip Page»
Toward A Transatlantic Renaissance: Ensuring Our Shared Future
Assistant Secretary Nuland (Nov. 13): “America needs a strong Europe, and Europe needs a strong America. The greater the transatlantic and global challenges, the more important it is that the United States and Europe address them together. No other nations will step up if we don’t; yet other nations will and do join us when we, as a transatlantic community, lead the way and give collective action our shared seal of approval and our involvement.” Full Text»
A Pivotal Moment for the Eastern Partnership
Assistant Secretary Nuland (Nov. 14): “While the six Eastern Partnership countries have responded in various ways to the EU’s offer to integrate into Europe’s common structures, the United States strongly supports the process as a key ingredient in our effort to cement a 'Europe whole and free and at peace' – a shared policy goal of the United States and EU member states since the Berlin Wall fell almost 25 years ago.” Full Text»More»
Swearing-in of Victoria Nuland as New Assistant Secretary
Secretary Kerry (Sept. 18): "When I first got to sort of have a sense of her, she was handling the podium here, as Spokesperson for the Department, which, as we all know, is one of the most demanding jobs that there is, toughest jobs in Washington, and it has prepared her enormously for this next round." Full Text»
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