Every year since 1990 the United States (U.S.) State Department and the Directorat General for Education and Culture of the European Commission have jointly funded an average of twenty Fulbright-Schuman grants to support graduate and post-graduate study, research, and lecture proposals in the field of U.S.-EU relations, EU policy, or EU institutions. The program, administered by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States and Belgium, … Continue reading Studying European approaches to integrating refugees into the labor force: an interview with Fulbright-Schuman Recipient Narintohn Luangrath
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.
This is the fourth entry in a weekly blog series that will highlight some good examples of U.S.-EU cooperation. This week: U.S.-EU Cooperation in Security and Defense
Prior posts on U.S. – EU Cooperation:
Part 1 – The Fulbright-Schuman Grant Program
Part 2: Fighting Child Sexual Abuse
The United States and the European Union have successfully enhanced our practical EU-U.S. security and crisis response management cooperation, especially U.S. cooperation with the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy operations, the EU’s mechanism for deploying crisis management missions around the world. U.S. and EU personnel and forces continue to work hand-in-hand to address crises in international security, particularly in Africa.
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.
By United States Ambassador to the European Union Anthony L. Gardner
On December 2, I was in Rome and met with the Carabinieri, the national gendarmerie of Italy. I became interested in the work of a specialized art squad of the Carabinieri while reading The Medici Conspiracy. The book exposed a network of thieves and art dealers who smuggled the cultural antiquities of Europe and it highlighted the great work of the police who track them down.