The current conflict in Ukraine has shown the importance of close cooperation between the United States and the European Union to defend the system of international law.

Read more about what the U.S. and EU are doing to support the aspirations of the Ukrainian people on DipNote and watch Secretary Kerry’s remarks with EU High Representative Lady Catherine Ashton.

The United States and the European Union are holding the 4th round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) negotiations in Brussels this week.
This partnership offers an opportunity to boost economic growth and increase the more than 13 million U.S. and European jobs already supported by transatlantic trade and investment!

The United States and the European Union are holding the 4th round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) negotiations in Brussels this week.

This partnership offers an opportunity to boost economic growth and increase the more than 13 million U.S. and European jobs already supported by transatlantic trade and investment!

Following the P5+1 talks with Iran in Geneva, Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to London on November 24 to meet with U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague and Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan. European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton accompanied the Secretary as he traveled from Geneva, Switzerland, to London, U.K.  Go to state.gov for trip details and more photos from the Secretary’s travel.

Following the P5+1 talks with Iran in Geneva, Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to London on November 24 to meet with U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague and Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan. European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton accompanied the Secretary as he traveled from Geneva, Switzerland, to London, U.K.  Go to state.gov for trip details and more photos from the Secretary’s travel.

We congratulate Croatia and recommit ourselves to the larger goal of welcoming the entire Balkans into a Europe that is whole, free and at peace.
Vice President Joe Biden in his Op-Ed in The Financial Times
The G-8 Summit in Lough Erne

 
Today, President Obama is in Northern Ireland for the G-8 Summit in Lough Erne, his fifth G-8 since taking office.

Following his remarks in Belfast yesterday, he held a number of meetings with world leaders ahead of the G-8, including a visit with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and a meeting with EU leaders on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. MORE

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks with High Representative of the European Union Catherine Ashton at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on February 14, 2013. A text transcript can be found at http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2013/02/204788.htm

Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton Travels to Prague, Brussels, Dublin, and Belfast

Secretary Clinton boards plane in Beirut, Lebanon, April 26, 2009. [State Department Photo]

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Prague, the Czech Republic; Brussels, Belgium; Dublin, Ireland; and Belfast, Northern Ireland December 3-7.

Secretary Clinton will travel to Prague, the Czech Republic, December 3 to meet with Czech officials on strengthening Czech energy independence, as well as advancing human rights and supporting democratic transitions around the world.

Secretary Clinton will visit Brussels, Belgium, December 4-5 to participate in a meeting of NATO foreign ministers. The Secretary and her counterparts will discuss current security challenges in the Western Balkans and NATO’s global partnerships. The Secretary will participate in a foreign ministers’ meeting of the NATO-Russia Council on December 4 and of the NATO-Georgia Commission on December 5. NATO foreign ministers will also meet with their non-NATO partners… more »

Secretary Clinton Travels to Algeria and the Balkans

Secretary Clinton boards plane in Beirut, Lebanon, April 26, 2009. [State Department Photo]

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, and Croatia from October 29 to November 2.

In Algeria, the Secretary will consult with President Bouteflika on issues of bilateral and regional concern and will follow up the productive discussions on economic and security cooperation at the U.S-Algeria Strategic Dialogue held in Washington on October 19.

The Secretary will then travel to the Balkans to demonstrate the enduring U.S. interest, commitment and support for its future in the European and Euro-Atlantic community. She will be joined by Baroness Catherine… more »

Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute Connects Young Leaders

U.S. and European Union flags wave at Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia, May 18, 2012. [AP File Photo]

About the Author: Amanda Berry serves in Office of Public Diplomacy in theBureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.

Imagine this: Mere minutes after a lengthy bilateral meeting with European counterparts, you step on to the stage and take your place behind a microphone. You have been asked, alongside a “top official” from the United States, to represent Germany at a press conference on the latest developments in the Eurozone. Palms sweating, you take the first question, hoping that they will be easy on you. A journalist turns on his microphone and starts out with a tough one, “Germany has been imposing austerity measures across the Eurozone, but are you considering the effects these drastic measures might have on working class Europeans?”

For 68 European and American high school students representing 42 different countries, this scenario became reality, if only for a few hours, in a simulation conducted at the State Department as part of the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows… more »

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with EU High Representative Catherine Ashton in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on July 12, 2012. [State Department photo by William Ng/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with EU High Representative Catherine Ashton in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on July 12, 2012. [State Department photo by William Ng/ Public Domain]