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 (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»
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»
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»
On June 22, Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to Berlin, where she met with senior German officials on bilateral and multilateral issues. On June 24-26, she accompanied Secretary Kerry on his trip to Brussels. On June 27, she traveled to Dublin where she met with senior Irish government officials, including the Tánaiste, and with civil society members. She also traveled to Belfast to meet with senior Northern Ireland leaders, U.K. officials, and with civil society and business community leaders to discuss advancing the peace process in Northern Ireland. On June 30 in Reykjavik, she met with senior Icelandic government officials to discuss bilateral and regional issues. She also met with business and political leaders. Trip Page»
On May 11, Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to Brussels, Belgium to join Under Secretary Sherman in meetings with senior European Union officials. She also met with senior NATO officials in preparation for the NATO Summit in September. In Luxembourg, she met with senior government officials. On May 13, she traveled to Tallinn, Estonia, where she met with senior Estonian officials and with parliamentarians to discuss regional security issues. In Bratislava, Slovakia, on May 14, she spoke at the annual Slovak government-hosted GLOBSEC security conference. She also held bilateral discussions with senior Slovak government officials, as well as with key officials from other states in the region. She then traveled to London, to meet with senior British government officials. Trip Page»
On April 27, Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to Lisbon, Portugal, where she met with senior Portuguese government officials and with parliamentarians, and participated in a roundtable with young entrepreneurs. In Madrid, Spain, she met with senior Spanish government officials, and spoke with members of the Embassy Youth Council. Assistant Secretary Nuland then traveled to Oslo, Norway, on April 30, where she met with senior Norwegian government officials, and with parliamentarians and local think tanks. In Copenhagen, Denmark, Assistant Secretary Nuland met with senior Danish government officials on May 1, and with business and political leaders. Trip Page»
Secretary Kerry (Apr. 24): "The world will remain united for Ukraine. So I will say it again. The window to change course is closing. President Putin and Russia face a choice. If Russia chooses the path of de-escalation, the international community – all of us – will welcome it. If Russia does not, the world will make sure that the cost for Russia will only grow. And as President Obama reiterated earlier today, we are ready to act." Full Text»
Assistant Secretary Nuland (Apr. 10): "For over 20 years, the United States and our European Allies have worked to integrate Russia more closely into the Euro-Atlantic community through our bilateral engagement and organizations like the OSCE, the WTO and the NATO-Russia Council. Russia’s actions in Ukraine are an affront to this effort and fundamentally change the security landscape of Eastern and Central Europe. Today I appreciate the opportunity to discuss the impact of Russia’s actions on Ukraine, our policy response to their actions and other challenges in the region." Full Text»
Assistant Secretary Nuland (Apr. 9): "So today Ukraine is a frontline state in the struggle for freedom and all the principles this commission holds dear. Ukraine is also replete with heroes in that struggle. It took guts for the Ukrainian people to stand up to a regime awash in unchecked cronyism, corruption and violence against its people. It took grit for tens of thousands of Ukrainians to spend weeks and months on the Maidan enduring subfreezing winter temperatures to demand dignity and a better future." Full Text» DipNote»
Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to Chisinau, Moldova on March 29, where she met with senior Moldovan Government officials. On March 31 in Sofia, Bulgaria, she met with senior Bulgarian Government officials. She also participated in a roundtable with members of civil society. On April 1, Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to Brussels, Belgium to join Secretary Kerry at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Foreign Ministerial. Trip Page»
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»
On January 7, Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to The Hague, Netherlands, where she met with senior Dutch Government officials. She then traveled to Berlin, Germany, on January 8 to meet with senior German and other European government officials. On January 9, she traveled to Vilnius, Lithuania, where she met with senior Lithuanian Government officials. In Bucharest, Romania, from January 10-11, she met with senior Romanian Government officials and members of civil society. On January 12, Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to Paris, France. Trip Page»
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