It has been an honor to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union over the past three years.
I believe in the European Union and in the power of the U.S.-EU relationship to do good in the world. I am reminded each day that we are essential partners in a turbulent world.
As I come to the end of my term, I would like to take a moment to reflect on what we have accomplished. It’s a long list and I’m proud of what we have achieved together.
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By Lawrence Norton, United States Treasury Representative for Europe (Featured Image Source: Share America)
At least twice a year, U.S. and EU regulatory experts take part in the Joint U.S.-EU Financial Regulatory Forum (“Forum”). The Forum, which alternates between Washington and Brussels, is an important venue for transatlantic financial regulatory cooperation. The Forum was previously known as the U.S.-EU Financial Markets Regulatory Dialogue, and has existed since 2002. In July 2016, the dialogue was enhanced, renamed, and re-launched by Jacob J. Lew, Secretary of the Treasury, and Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union. The next Forum meeting will be held in Brussels in February 2017.
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By Dr. Karen Sliter, Regional Manager for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services’ International Services, and U.S. Mission to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium One needs look no further than the plague columns scattered throughout European city squares to realize the impact infectious disease has had on the trajectory of human history. Prior to the discovery of the … Continue reading From plague columns to Global Health Security
(featured image: HSI Operation Holitna recognized for extraordinary effort Oct 24, 2013 – source: ice.gov)
By Kamila Slanska, Department of Homeland Security
This is the second entry in a weekly blog series that will highlight some of the best examples of U.S.-EU cooperation. Our second example: Fighting child sexual abuse.
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Featured Image: U.S. Ambassador to the European Union meets with Fulbright-Schuman Grantees (February 2015)
This is the first entry in a weekly blog series that will highlight some of our favorite examples of U.S.-EU cooperation. To kick things off: the Fulbright-Schuman Grant Program!
What is the Fulbright-Schuman Grant program?
Fulbright-Schuman is the flagship educational exchange program between the United States and the European. It funds graduate and post-graduate study, research, and lecture proposals in the field of U.S.-EU relations, EU policy, or EU institutions for interested American and EU citizens. The first exchanges took place a quarter of a century ago under the Transatlantic Declaration of 1990.
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