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.
On July 9-16, Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to Switzerland, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Serbia, and Ukraine to discuss the implementation by all parties of the Minsk Agreements; deliver remarks on the western Balkans and Transatlantic relations; mark the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide; and meet with senior government officials and political leaders to discuss bilateral and regional issues. Trip Page»
On June 15-18, Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to Stockholm, Sweden, to discuss regional security and bilateral issues with senior government officials; Berlin, Germany, to meet with senior government officials to discuss Trans-Atlantic and global challenges; and Prague, Czech Republic, to meet with senior Czech officials and lead the U.S. side in the U.S.-Czech Strategic Dialogue. Trip Page»
Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to Moscow May 17-18 to meet with senior Russian government officials to discuss next steps in Minsk implementation, following her May 14-16 visit to Kyiv, Ukraine and Secretary Kerry’s May 12 meetings in Sochi, Russia. She also discussed bilateral issues with Russian officials, and met with civil society representatives. Trip Page»
After accompanying Secretary Kerry to Sochi, Russia, and to Antalya, Turkey, for the NATO meetings, Assistant Secretary Nuland visited Kyiv, Ukraine, May 14-16, where she met with senior Ukrainian Government officials to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues. Trip Page»
Assistant Secretary Nuland (May 5): "For decades, the United States has worked to right history, to restore art and cultural property wrongfully displaced during World War II....Today we have the privilege of continuing that effort. These five spectacular treasures that were removed from Germany after World War II are returned to the German Government so that they can be restored to their rightful owners." Full Text» More»
The USA Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 showcases American expertise and plants the seeds for more trade and investment between the United States and its international partners. With 145 countries participating, the Expo expects over 20 million visitors, with millions more joining online. More»
Assistant Secretary Nuland (Apr. 20): "I am honored to be here to sign the Declaration of the U.S.-Albanian Strategic Partnership with Foreign Minister Bushati.... This special event reinforces our two countries’ very close ties. We share so much – our hard-fought independence, our love of freedom and democracy, our respect for human dignity, and our deep sense of history." Full Text» Secretary Kerry's Remarks»
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»
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