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Latest news on Ukraine

In a statement issued yesterday, EU High Representative Catherine Ashton expressed grave concern about the situation in Eastern Ukraine following actions undertaken by armed individuals and separatist groups. She called on the Russian… Read more

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Council Conclusions on Ukraine

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

“1.          The European Union strongly condemns the clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity by acts of aggression by the Russian armed forces as well as the authorisation given… Read more

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Latest Developments on Ukraine

During the course of the weekend, the G7 including the President of the European Commission and President of the European Council issued a statement on Ukraine.

The statement made three key points: it “condemns the Russian… Read more

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Latest developments on Ukraine

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission Catherine Ashton travelled to Kiev yesterday to meet key stakeholders and discuss the support of the… Read more

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Latest developments on Ukraine

 The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission Catherine Ashton travelled to Kiev yesterday to meet key stakeholders and discuss the support of the… Read more

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“Stepping up a gear”: Press Statement by EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht following the stocktaking meeting with USTR Michael Froman on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

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Statement

Washington, 18 February 2014

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.

After three rounds of talks for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and our stocktaking meeting over the past two days, I believe we are looking… Read more

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EU and Ukraine: the Facts

In 2009, the European Union launched the Eastern Partnership, a program designed to foster engagement with the EU’s eastern neighbors—Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine—and offer them concrete, far-reaching support for democratic and market-oriented… Read more

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2013 European Film Awards

Each year, the European Film Awards honor the greatest achievements in European cinema. At this year’s ceremony, held in Berlin, Germany, on December 7, Androulla Vassiliou, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, and Youth, presented… Read more

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Council of American Ambassadors / The Ambassadors REVIEW: EU-US Trade Deal to Strengthen the Transatlantic Relationship

Author(s): João Vale de Almeida – Ambassador of the European Union to the United States

The doomsday voices that for years predicted the imminent collapse of the Euro and the European Union itself have gone silent… Read more

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Eastern Partnership Summit Deliverables

The 3rd Eastern Partnership Summit concluded in Vilnius, Lithuania. Closer cooperation between the European Union and its Eastern European partners – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine – is a key… Read more

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European Border Breaker Awards

Music, often referred to as an international language, is not burdened by borders, but instead serves to intrigue, to communicate, and to enrich listeners. In this spirit, the European Union helps promote emerging European artists… Read more

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European Cyber Security Month

“Online security requires your participation.” That is the EU’s message to citizens about cyber security. Information and communications technology is the bedrock of today’s society and the global economy. Many vital services that deal with… Read more

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EU Election Observers in Mali

The European Union is dedicated to the democratic process, including free and fair elections, both at home and abroad. Because the presence of election observers tends to increase transparency and voter confidence and help defuse… Read more

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Speech by Karel De Gucht: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

TUESDAY 21 MAY 10.00-12.00
SPEECH AND DEBATE HOSTED BY THE EUROPEAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Speech by Karel De Gucht
European Commissioner for Trade
Meeting with the European American Chamber of Commerce
New York, 21… Read more

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The Schuman Declaration

The European Union’s founding fathers reacted to the bloodshed and destruction of World War II by concocting a scheme designed to inextricably link Europe’s coal and steel industries and prevent wars from ravaging… Read more

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Secretary Kerry in Brussels: EU-U.S. Reaffirm Rock-Solid Relationship

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Brussels.
Describing the EU-U.S. relationship as “rock solid,” President Barroso said their discussion centered… Read more

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Modernizing EU Data Protection Laws

In early 2012, the EU proposed a major overhaul of its 1995 data protection rules to adapt them to 21st century innovations in information and communications technologies. Negotiations on new legislation are advancing swiftly, and… Read more

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2012 EU Highlights

The year 2012 was a time of challenges and opportunities for the European Union, and what a year it was, starting with the “yes” vote in Croatia‘s January referendum, paving the way… Read more

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Diplomats in Schools

Students and teachers at high schools around the U.S. are welcoming European diplomats through a series of visits organized by the EU Delegation and the World Affairs Councils of America.

In the Washington, DC area alone,… Read more

Euro Challenge

American high school students around the US are poised to help solve Europe’s economic challenges.  Now in its seventh year, the Euro Challenge provides a unique and exciting educational opportunity for high school students from… Read more