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 Belgium

From December 3-5, Secretary Pompeo traveled to Brussels, Belgium, to participate in the semi-annual meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers. While in Belgium, Secretary Pompeo also met with Belgian Prime Minister Michel to discuss how the two countries can partner on areas of mutual concern. Trip Page»

Travel to France

From November 10-11, Secretary Pompeo traveled to Paris, France, where he joined President Trump in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the first World War, including visits to memorial sites and cemeteries to honor our shared sacrifice and reaffirm the Transatlantic Alliance. Trip Page»

Travel to Belarus, Lithuania, and the Netherlands

From October 30-November 2, Assistant Secretary Mitchell traveled to Minsk, Belarus; Vilnius, Lithuania; and the Hague, Netherlands to discuss U.S. cooperation on a range of global issues and to meet with senior officials. More»

Travel to Georgia and Macedonia

From September 11-14, Assistant Secretary Mitchell traveled to Europe. In Tbilisi, Georgia, he met with senior officials, other political leaders, and civil society representatives to discuss U.S.-Georgian cooperation on a range of global issues. In Skopje, Macedonia, he met with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and other senior officials to discuss U.S. support for the Prespa Agreement between Macedonia and Greece. More»

The U.S. and NATO

Secretary Pompeo (July 11): "NATO is the most successful alliance in history. All NATO allies have committed to extending this success through increased defense spending, deterrence and defense, and fighting terrorism. Weakness provokes; strength and cohesion protects. This remains our bedrock belief." Trip Page» NATO Summit Brussels 2018»

Travel to Romania, Croatia, Czech Republic, and Belgium

From June 17-22, Assistant Secretary Mitchell traveled to Romania, Croatia, Czech Republic, and Belgium. In Romania, he led the U.S. delegation to the sixth U.S.-Romania Strategic Partnership Dialogue; in Croatia, he met with senior Croatian officials to discuss developments in Croatia and the region; in Czech Republic, he participated in the U.S.-Czech Republic Strategic Dialogue; and in Belgium, he discussed areas of U.S.-European cooperation with EU officials. More»

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»