United States Ambassador to the European Union: “Everything we have accomplished is because of our shared vision and hard work”

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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Screening of the Anthropologist: “Never work with children and animals”

By Tobias Van Assche, Information Specialist at the U.S. Mission to the EU

‘They say, never work with children or animals’, and now I know why.” With this statement, director Seth Kramer introduced his climate change documentary “the Anthropologist” to more than 300 attendees at the Italian Cultural Institute in Brussels on May 19th, 2016. The screening, organized by the United States Mission to the European Union (USEU) and the United Nations (UN), was followed by a panel discussion with the movie’s director Seth Kramer, Anthropologist and Program Manager at the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Christine Haffner-Sifakis, Greenland Representative Minniguaq Kleist, and USEU Environmental Officer Mark Robinson.

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U.S. Ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner looks back at 2015

By United States Ambassador to the European Union Anthony Luzzatto Gardner 2015 was an eventful year, which proved that the US-EU bond is holding firm despite the many challenges facing the US-EU partnership – both within Europe and beyond. This year, I have been struck by the continued relevance, perhaps as never before, of our common transatlantic values. I feel very confident that the EU … Continue reading U.S. Ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner looks back at 2015

From a vicious cycle of inaction into a virtuous cycle of action: Transatlantic Cooperation on Climate Change

By Madeline Bronstein, Public Affairs Intern at the U.S. Mission to the European Union

At the end of November, the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will begin in Paris, with a goal of achieving a universal agreement on climate that aims to keep global warming below 2°C. The event is expected to attract nearly 50,000 participants from governments, intergovernmental organizations, UN agencies, NGOs, and civil society, making it one of the largest ever international conferences on climate change.  Continue reading “From a vicious cycle of inaction into a virtuous cycle of action: Transatlantic Cooperation on Climate Change”

A New View of USEU: Lights, Camera, Action!

By Nile Johnson, Deputy Press Attaché at the U.S. Mission to the EU

Ambassador Gardner at a Charity event for Missing Children
Ambassador Gardner at a Charity event for Missing Children

As summer kicks off in Brussels, the USEU Public Affairs Social Media Team continues to engage our audience through a variety of press and social media platforms. This time around, we’re excited to have Ambassador Gardner involved in the action! We’re proud to share the first ever USEU Ambassador in Review video, a highlight reel of some of Ambassador Gardner’s most exciting and substantive public engagement events from the month of May. Ultimately, we hope to give the public a peek into the professional life of our Ambassador. Continue reading “A New View of USEU: Lights, Camera, Action!”