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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.

Travel to Russia and Belgium

On May 17, Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to Moscow, Russia to meet with senior Russian government officials to discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine and next steps to implement the Minsk agreements in support of the Normandy countries and the Trilateral Contact Group. She also discussed a range of bilateral and regional issues with Russian officials. She joined Secretary Kerry in Brussels, Belgium, May 18-20. Trip Page»

Travel to Cyprus, France, and Ukraine

On April 18-21, Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to Nicosia, Cyprus, and Paris, France to meet with senior government officials to discuss a range of regional and global issues. Trip Page»

On April 25, Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to Kyiv, Ukraine, to meet with senior Ukrainian government officials, political party leaders, Rada members, and civil society representatives. Trip Page»

Ukrainian Reforms Two Years After the Maidan Revolution and the Russian Invasion

Assistant Secretary Nuland (Mar. 15): "We knew Ukraine’s road to peace, sovereignty, clean, accountable government and Europe would be difficult and rocky. Today, the stakes are as high as ever. With strong, unified leadership in Kyiv, 2016 can and should be a turning-point year for Ukraine’s sovereignty and European future. If and as Ukraine’s leaders recommit to drive the country forward, the United States must be there to support them, in our own national interest." Full Text»

Travel to Malta and Greece

On March 9-11, Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to Malta and Greece to meet with senior government officials to discuss bilateral and regional issues. She also met with representatives of international organizations. Trip Page»

Travel to Poland, Germany, and Albania

On February 10-14, Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to Poland to meet with senior government officials; to Germany to join Secretary Kerry at the Munich Security Conference; and to Albania to accompany Secretary Kerry for meetings with senior government leaders. Trip Page»

Travel to Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Switzerland, and Turkey

On January 13-22, Assistant Secretary Nuland traveled to attend the annual Snow Meeting on Euro-Atlantic security issues, meet with senior officials in several countries, and accompany Vice President Biden on his visit to Turkey. Trip Page»

Travel to Austria, Belgium, and Germany

On November 13-14, Assistant Secretary Nuland joined Secretary Kerry in Vienna for bilateral and multilateral meetings with foreign counterparts to discuss the ongoing crisis in Syria. She then traveled to Brussels and Berlin for a range of discussions and meetings with European leaders on global and regional issues. Trip Page»

U.S. Policy After Russia's Escalation in Syria

Assistant Secretary Nuland (Nov. 4): "As the Secretary's diplomatic efforts make clear, it will take leadership and resolve by dozens of countries and the Syrians themselves to end the bloodshed there. In Vienna last week, 17 assembled nations, the UN and EU reaffirmed the path forward to peace and a political transition. It remains to be seen whether Russia, Iran and the Asad regime will join us in walking it." Full Text»

Travel to Spain, Turkey, and Greece

On October 18-21, Assistant Secretary Nuland joined Secretary Kerry in Madrid, Spain; then traveled to Ankara, Turkey to meet with senior Turkish government officials; and finished up her travel in Athens, Greece where she met with senior Greek government officials to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues. Trip Page»

Testimony on Ukraine

Assistant Secretary Nuland (Oct. 8): "Across Ukraine, citizens are standing up and sacrificing for the universal values that bind us as a transatlantic community: for sovereignty, territorial integrity, human rights, dignity, clean and accountable government, and justice for all. America helps Ukraine because that country’s success is central to our own profound national interest in an ever more democratic, prosperous, stable Europe. Ukraine’s aspirations are ours." Full Text»


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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