Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs

Outline map of EuropeThe Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, headed by Assistant Secretary A. Wess Mitchell, 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.

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.


Travel to Germany, Hungary, and Slovakia

From May 22-24, Assistant Secretary Mitchell traveled to Germany, Hungary, and Slovakia, to participate in a meeting of U.S. Chiefs of Missions serving in Europe hosted by the United States European Command; to meet senior Hungarian officials and representatives from civil society; and to hold meetings with senior Slovak officials and representatives from civil society and think tanks. More»

Travel to Belgium, Georgia, and Ukraine

From April 27-May 3, Assistant Secretary Mitchell joined Secretary Pompeo in Brussels, Belgium, where the Secretary led the U.S. participation in the NATO Foreign Ministerial Meeting. The Assistant Secretary then visited Tbilisi, Georgia, to provide the keynote address at the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum. Lastly, he traveled to Kyiv, Ukraine, to meet with senior government officials, other political leaders, and civil society representatives. More»

The Value of the U.S.-European Alliance: From the Marshall Plan to Today

Apr. 5: We must embrace opportunities to remind both sides of the Atlantic that allied cohesion is of inestimable valuable, but also that it requires sacrifice to maintain. DipNote»

Celebrating the Anniversary of the Marshall Plan: A Legacy Remembered

Apr. 2: The ideas that Marshall’s plan embodied — of reconciliation, American responsibility and generosity, and the interconnected world economy — still resonate today, 70 years after the plan was signed into law. DipNote» More»

The United States-Baltic Summit: Celebrating 100 Years of Partnership

Apr. 2: We admire all that Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have accomplished these past 100 years and the United States looks forward to continuing our strong partnership in security and prosperity in the years to come. DipNote» Fact Sheet» More»

Travel to Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, Greece, and Cyprus

From March 12-17, Assistant Secretary Mitchell traveled to Pristina, Kosovo; Skopje, Macedonia; Belgrade, Serbia; Athens, Greece; and Nicosia, Cyprus to discuss bilateral and regional issues. More»

Shared Responsibility for Shared Security: Building on U.S.-Europe Relations for the Future

Dec. 19: The efforts of the past 70 years manifest themselves today in a strong and unified transatlantic partnership. The United States remains committed to our enduring relationship with Europe, and these same efforts will drive that relationship in the year to come. DipNote»

Travel to Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, and Ukraine

From November 6-16, Assistant Secretary Mitchell traveled to Brussels, Belgium; Paris, France; London, United Kingdom; Berlin, Germany; Warsaw, Poland; and Kyiv, Ukraine, to underscore the U.S. commitment to our transatlantic alliance and to our partnerships. More»