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  • Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer: “Today Belgium, the United States and the jazz world have lost a much-beloved star, the legendary jazz musician and composer Toots Thielemans.

    Toots Thielemans

    Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer: “Today Belgium, the United States and the jazz world have lost a much-beloved star, the legendary jazz musician and composer Toots Thielemans."

  • Google says its voting tools, like this new search function on state voting laws, are a nonpartisan public service. (© AP Images)

    Making it easier for Americans to vote

    Using technology to help U.S. voters get to the ballot box: Google is using its popular search engine to make it easier for Americans to vote this November.

  • Athletes compete in the women's 3000-meter steeplechase final during the athletics competitions in the Olympic stadium of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Carrying the Torch for Gender Equality

    For the first time in the history of the Olympics, approximately 45 percent of the athletes are female. The powerful visuals of the first American athlete who will wear a hijab in competition, or the Syrian refugee winning her swimming heat, can inspire a new generation of girls to believe that their dreams can become reality.

  • Syrian refugee Huda al-Ali with her three children, ages 2, 6 and 9, in Gaziantep, Turkey, in May. (© AP Images)

    Syrian refugees

    The United States is closing in on its goal of welcoming 10,000 refugees from war-torn Syria by the end of September. President Obama set that target.

  • Deputy Secretary of State Antony "Tony" Blinken releases the 2015 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on August 10, 2016. [State Department Photo/ Public Domain]

    International Religious Freedom Report

    Deputy Secretary Blinken (Aug. 10): "When a government denies religious liberty, it turns citizens who have done nothing wrong into criminals, igniting tension that breeds contempt, hopelessness, alienation."

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  • Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at a polling station in Austin, Texas, on March 1, 2016, the busiest day of the 2016 primary elections. (© AP Images)

    Immigrant voters: The key to victory?

    In the U.S., both major parties work hard to understand changes in the composition and views of the voting public. In 2016, they see that immigrant voters are becoming increasingly influential.

More News from the Embassy

  • Security Message for US Citizens

    U.S. citizens should be aware that Belgian authorities continue to investigate new and ongoing terrorist threats. Recent arrests and police raids have been widely reported in the media. The Belgian Coordinating Unit for Threat Analysis has maintained its terrorism threat rating at Level 3 (attack probable). U.S. citizens are advised to avoid large gatherings of people. Please check our U.S. Citizens page regularly. For the latest info about Brussels Airport, check this page. Read more.

  • Europe Travel Alert

    The State Department is alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation.

  • Worldwide Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens

    Updated March 3, 2016. The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.

Embassy Events

  • Visiting Firestone Walker Brewery
    Visiting Firestone Walker Brewery

    Ambassador Bauer visited the Firestone Walker Brewery in Paso Robles, CA where she met David Walker, co-founder of the brewery for a tour of the facility. Firestone Walker Brewery is one of the three craft breweries where Duvel, one of the oldest and well-known large Belgian breweries, has invested in the U.S.. ‪  

  • On Friday, June 3, U.S. Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer attended the Bastogne Memorial Day ceremony at the Mardasson Memorial monument to honor those who fought and died during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.
    Ambassador Bauer at the Mardasson Memorial

    Ambassador Bauer in Bastogne: « Nous n'oublierons jamais le sacrifice de tous ceux qui ont péri ici, soldats comme civils, Belges et Américains. » On Friday, June 3, the Ambassador attended the Bastogne Memorial Day ceremony held at the Mardasson to honor those who fought and died during the Battle of the Bulge in WWII. 

  • Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer honors our fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom at the Ardennes American Cemetery on MemorialDay, May 28, 2016.
    Memorial Day in American Cemeteries in Belgium

    Ambassador Bauer: "They died liberating a country they had never been to, helping people they had never met. But they knew it was the right thing to do...They rest here, across Belgium and across Europe, reminding all of us of the price of freedom." 

  • U.S. Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer started our series of Memorial Day commemorations by honoring the Wereth11 on Saturday, May 21, 2016.
    Ambassador Denise Bauer honored the Wereth11

    "The Wereth 11 story goes to the very heart of the US-Belgian relationship & to our values as strong democracies. These 11 African-American soldiers, brutally killed by the SS during the Battle of the Bulge, represent the best of the US. The Langer family & people of Wereth represent the best of Belgium. 

  • Meet and Greet with Secretary Kerry in Brussels
    Meet and Greet with Secretary Kerry in Brussels

    U.S. Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer hosted a Meet and Greet with Secretary Kerry for the staff of the three U.S. Missions in Brussels. 

  • U.S. musicians in the Queen Elisabeth Competition
    U.S. musicians in the Queen Elisabeth Competition

    Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer invited U.S. competitors taking part in this year’s prestigious Queen Elisabeth Music Competition to the Residence on May 17, 2016. She congratulated Evan Wong, Larry Weng and Henry Kramer on their performance. 

  • Visit to West Flanders
    Visit to West Flanders

    This week Ambassador Bauer visited a number of locations in West Flanders with Gov. Carl Decaluwé, focusing on environment and culture issues. After the agricultural research center Inagro, she visited the bird rescue center and the museum Mu.Zee in Ostend, followed by the Ghent Flower show. 



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