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  • January 27 marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi labor and extermination camp. (© AP Images)

    January 27: A day to remember the Holocaust

    President Obama: "The recent terrorist attacks in Paris serve as a painful reminder of our obligation to condemn and combat rising anti-Semitism in all its forms, including the denial or trivialization of the Holocaust."

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  • Ambassador Bauer visit to Bastogne to give a set of sheets to the Bastogne War Museum and the Bastogne Barracks, Jan. 27, 2015.

    The Sheets of Bastogne

    Ambassador Bauer: "I think that is perhaps one of the great lessons of Bastogne, how so many seemingly ordinary things and people rose to the occasion in most extraordinary ways."

  • VP Biden to Travel to Belgium & Germany

    VP Biden to Travel to Belgium & Germany

    Ambassador Bauer will welcome VP Biden to Brussels on Feb. 6th. In Brussels, the VP will meet with PM Charles Michel, European Council President Tusk, European Parliament President Schulz & EU leaders.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech about violent extremism to World Economic Forum attendees in Davos, Switzerland, on January 23, 2015. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

    Kerry Speaks On Violent Extremism at WEF

    "Let me be clear: There are no grounds ... that will ever justify the murder of children, the kidnapping and the rape of teenage girls, or the slaughter of unarmed civilians."

  • Benjamin Franklin Summer Institute – Essay Contest

    Benjamin Franklin Summer Institute – Essay Contest

    Become a Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellow and Spend 4 weeks in the U.S. this Summer. The U.S. Embassy in Brussels invites Belgian students (16, 17, or 18 years old) to write an essay in English on the following topic this year: “America: A Love-Hate Relationship? Explain!”

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  • Remarks by Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer Management Committee – Federation of Belgian Enterprises Tuesday, January 13, 2015

    US-Belgian relations from the perspective of T-TIP

    Ambassador Bauer: I want to stress that, on standards, we do not seek the lowest common denominator. Instead, we want a race to the top, to the best standards. In fact, this is something President Obama highlighted when he was here in March.

More News from the Embassy

  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Belgium elevated its national threat level

    As reported in the press, Belgian police conducted a raid and several searches of buildings in Verviers and the Brussels area the evening of January 15. The raid in Verviers resulted in the deaths of two suspected terrorists. Belgium has elevated its national 1-4 threat level from 2 (heightened caution) to 3 (probable attack). Given recent events, we urge all Americans to be aware of the increased threat level in Belgium and to take the precautions suggested in our standing worldwide guidance. More info on the U.S Citizens page

  • Worldwide Caution: Vigilance is key to remaining safe and secure

    The tragic event on January 7 in Paris is stark and brutal proof that terrorist attacks can happen anywhere. As such, Americans are reminded that vigilance is key to remaining safe and secure in this time of heightened threat. Always be mindful of your surroundings and, more importantly, cognizant of those around you. For more information, please see the State Department’s latest Worldwide Caution.

  • Statement by President Obama on the Attack in France

    "I strongly condemn the horrific shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris that has reportedly killed 12 people. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this terrorist attack and the people of France at this difficult time. France is America’s oldest ally, and has stood shoulder to shoulder with the United States in the fight against terrorists who threaten our shared security and the world. Time and again, the French people have stood up for the universal values that generations of our people have defended. France, and the great city of Paris where this outrageous attack took place, offer the world a timeless example that will endure well beyond the hateful vision of these killers. We are in touch with French officials and I have directed my Administration to provide any assistance needed to help bring these terrorists to justice."

  • New ESTA Data Required for Visa Waiver Travelers

    Effective Nov. 3 2014, those seeking to travel to the U.S. from countries in our Visa Waiver Program (VWP) will be required to provide additional data fields of information in the travel application submitted via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). The new information sought includes additional passport data, contact information, and other potential names or aliases. Read more.

Embassy Events

  • On Dec. 11, 2014, Ambassador Bauer was honored to welcome to the Residence a group of WWII Veterans who had fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
    Hosting WWII Battle of the Bulge Veterans

    On Dec. 11, 2014, Ambassador Bauer was honored to welcome to the Residence a group of WWII Veterans who had fought in the Battle of the Bulge.  

  • Ambassador Bauer at Battle of the Bulge Commemorations in Malmedy
    Battle of the Bulge Commemorations in Malmedy

    Ambassador Bauer: "What this generation did has earned them the title as the “Greatest Generation” in the U.S. for how they helped win the war and secured peace and prosperity for so many people around the world." 

  • Ambassador Bauer remarks at the Seminary Jean in Bastogne.
    Ambassador Bauer's Remarks in Bastogne

    "Bastogne is a city that is dear to my heart and to the hearts of thousands of Belgians and Americans. We are here to remember and honor all those we lost during that battle." 

  • Battle Field tour at Bois Jacques during the Battle of the Bulge commemorations
    Battle Field tour at Bois Jacques during the Battle of the Bulge Commemorations

    Ambassador Bauer visited Bois Jacques and the Mardasson Memorial during the 70th commemoration of the Battle of the Bulge. 

  • Hosting Internet Pioneer Vincent Cerf at the Residence
    Hosting Internet Pioneer Vincent Cerf at the Residence

    Ambassador Bauer introduced Internet Pioneer and Google Vice President Vint Cerf to Belgian guests from the politics, arts, economics, and tech worlds at the Residence.  

  • Veterans Day Ceremonies in Ieper
    Veterans Day Ceremonies in Ieper

    On November 11, 2014, U.S. Ambassador Denise Bauer attended the Last Post Ceremony under the Menin Gate in Ypres. Ambassador Bauer laid down a wreath to honor the fallen soldiers and to commemorate the 96th anniversary of Armistice Day.  

  • Ambassador Bauer attended the official opening of the “Peace Bridge” in Antwerp & crossed the River Scheldt on foot, following in the footsteps of the Belgian refugees who fled a burning city in search of a safe haven during WWI.
    The Peace Bridge

    Ambassador Bauer attended the official opening of the “Peace Bridge” in Antwerp & crossed the River Scheldt on foot, following in the footsteps of the Belgian refugees who fled a burning city in search of a safe haven during WWI.  

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