The European Democratic Resilience Initiative

On March 24, President Biden announced  the launch of the European Democratic Resilience Initiative (EDRI) to bolster democratic resilience, advance anti-corruption efforts, and defend human rights in Ukraine and its neighbors in response Russia’s war of aggression.  Working with Congress, the Biden Administration aims to harness the EDRI to provide up to $320 million in new funding ...
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Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Call with European External Action Service Secretary General Sannino

Deputy Secretary Wendy Sherman spoke today with European External Action Service Secretary General Stefano Sannino to continue close U.S.-EU coordination to support Ukraine and hold the Russian Federation accountable for Putin’s unprovoked war and unconscionable attacks that continue to kill civilians in Ukraine. They also affirmed their continued commitment to strengthen the U.S.-EU partnership and ...
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U.S.-EU Energy Council Ministerial

Well, good morning, everyone, and welcome.  It’s wonderful to have our colleagues here.  High Representative Borrell, Josep, so wonderful as always to be with you, to see you.  Commissioner Simson, Ambassador Etienne, welcome to you all.  And we are so delighted to welcome you to the State Department for what is a truly critical discussion ...
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken and European Union

I was just checking to make sure I can say good afternoon.  It is good afternoon.  Good afternoon, everyone.  And let me first start by thanking the High Representative Josep Borrell, Josep my friend, for traveling to Washington today for a meeting of the U.S.-EU Energy Council.  The timing could not be more important; this ...
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Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on a U.S.-EU Agreement on Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

We’ll have more detailed information on the precise levels of the tariff-rate quota coming out later.  But we did want to — these are set at, you know, levels that are consistent with — the historically sustainable levels that are consistent with recognizing distortions that have been in place in the market before and taking ...
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Joint US-EU Press Release on the Global Methane Pledge

The United States and European Union announced today the Global Methane Pledge, an initiative to reduce global methane emissions to be launched at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in November in Glasgow.  President Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen urged countries at the U.S.-led Major Economies Forum on Energy and ...
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Remarks by President Biden at the U.S.-EU Summit Expanded Plenary Session

I’m happy to have with me today the members of my Cabinet: Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken; he suffers from the problem of having worked with me for years.  And also Trade Representative, Ambassador Katherine Tai, who has made some real progress already.  And Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo, who was a first-rate governor and ...
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U.S.-EU Summit Statement

The United States and the European Union represent 780 million people who share democratic values and the largest economic relationship in the world. We have a chance and a responsibility to help people make a living and keep them safe and secure, fight climate change, and stand up for democracy and human rights. We laid ...
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Readout of President Biden’s Meeting with Prime Minister Mario Draghi of Italy

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met today with Prime Minister Draghi of Italy on the margins of the G7 Summit. President Biden pledged to further deepen our strong bilateral ties, highlighting this year’s 160th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Italy. The President and the Prime Minister pledged to ...
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Briefing With Ambassador Philip T. Reeker On Readout From U.S.-EU Foreign Affairs Council Discussion

One of the great accomplishments for me and my team was being able to do this engagement with Secretary Pompeo with the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Union, something we’ve been trying to do for quite a while – for about a year – certainly since I came on board.  Of course, ideally we ...
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