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    Millenials may decide who wins the White House

    The generation of Americans known as millennials, (ages 18 and 35), has surpassed the baby boomers (ages 52–70) as the largest living U.S. generation. Some political pundits are saying that the 2016 presidential election hinges on whether the millennials show up to vote.

  • President Obama marking an Eid al-Fitr celebration at the White House. July 21, 2016

    President Obama marking an Eid al-Fitr celebration

    Obama: “Let’s be clear: Muslim Americans are as patriotic, as integrated, as American as any other members of the American family. And whether your family has been here for generations or you’re a new arrival, you’re an essential part of the fabric of our country.”

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hosts a working luncheon for the Counter-ISIL Ministerial Foreign Ministers at the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C., on July 21, 2016. [State Department Photo/ Public Domain]

    Counter-ISIL Ministerial Meeting

    Kerry: "The counter-Daesh coalition is going to go forward from Washington today united, more determined, with a clear sense of its mission and its strategy."

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  • Secretary Kerry Delivers a Statement to the Media in Brussels

    Secretary Kerry on Belgian National Day

    On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer my heartfelt congratulations to the people of Belgium as you observe your national day. Belgium and the United States are long-time allies and friends, and our solidarity endures in good times and bad.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters during a joint news conference with European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini on July 18, 2016, at Justus Lipsius Building in Brussels, Belgium, after the two attended a breakfast meeting with members of the E.U. Foreign Affairs Council. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

    The US-EU Partnership

    Kerry: "It is that the U.S.-EU partnership is strong – strong today, will remain strong into the future, it is enduring, and it is unbreakable. And it is all of those things for some very simple reasons."

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  • .S. Ambassador to Belgium Denise Bauer greets U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry after he arrived at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, Belgium, on July 17, 2016, in advance of attending meetings in Brussels with members of the European Union Foreign Affairs Council and the Gulf Cooperation Council.[State Department photo/ Public Domain]

    Secretary Kerry Arrives in Brussels

    Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer again welcomed Secretary John Kerry to Brussels for his second visit this month and fourth visit this year.

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

  • 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. 

  • Ambassador Bauer was pleased to attend the signing ceremony held on April 26, 2016 at the KU Leuven between the U.S. WWI Centennial Commission and the Flemish Department of Foreign Affairs as they start to work together planning for commemorations in 2017 and 2018.
    Lest We Forget

    Ambassador Bauer was pleased to attend the signing ceremony held on April 26, 2016 at the KU Leuven between the U.S. WWI Centennial Commission and the Flemish Department of Foreign Affairs as they start to work together planning for commemorations in 2017 and 2018. 

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