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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the international media in Vienna, Austria, on November 24, 2014, following P5+1 and European Union-nation negotiations with Iran about the future of its nuclear program. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

    Iran Nuclear Talks in Vienna

    "Now we have worked long and hard not just over these past days but for months in order to achieve a comprehensive agreement that addresses international concerns about Iran’s nuclear program. This takes time."

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  • Belgium-U.S. Student Mobility Fast Facts

    Belgian students in U.S. Universities hit record high

    According to the Open Doors 2014 Report on International Educational Exchange - which is published by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the U.S. Department of State – 948 Belgian students were enrolled in U.S. higher education this year, which is a 6 percent increase over the previous year.

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the 2014 Transformational Trends Forum, co-hosted by the U.S. Department of State and Foreign Policy, in Washington, D.C., on November 17, 2014.

    2014 Transformational Trends Forum

    Secretary John Kerry: There is no such thing as a trouble-free zone on the world map. Every part of the globe merits our attention.

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  • Ambassador Power Speaks in Berlin on Anti-Semitism

    Ambassador Power Speaks in Berlin on Anti-Semitism

    During a visit to Berlin, Ambassador Power gave an opening speech before the OSCE’s 10th anniversary conference on Anti-Semitism. While there she heard from representatives of European Jewish groups and met with U.S. civil rights leaders.

  • On November 11, 2014, U.S. Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer attended the Last Post Ceremony under the Menin Gate in Ypres.

    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.

  • U.S.-China Announcement on Climate Change

    U.S.-China Announcement on Climate Change

    The United States of America and the People’s Republic of China have a critical role to play in combating global climate change, one of the greatest threats facing humanity. The seriousness of the challenge calls upon the two sides to work constructively together for the common good.

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More News from the Embassy

  • 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.

  • Fees for Consular Services to Change on September 12, 2014

    The fees for most categories of immigrant visas will change, while fees for nonimmigrant visas largely remain the same. The fee for processing an application for Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship is increasing to reflect the true cost of providing this service.

Embassy Events

  • 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.  

  • Ambassador Denise Bauer was honored to welcome Mrs. Augusta Chiwy at the "Forgotten Angel of Bastogne" screening in her residence on September 22, 2014.
    Welcoming The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne

    Ambassador Denise Bauer was honored to welcome Mrs. Augusta Chiwy at the "Forgotten Angel of Bastogne" screening in her residence on September 22, 2014.  

  • Flanders Field Grave Adoption Ceremony
    Flanders Field Grave Adoption Ceremony

    This is a very special ceremony in a special year. While we will come together for other ceremonies here for years to come, this is the first and only large certificate ceremony for grave adopters.  

  • Ambassador Bauer in Cendron
    Ambassador Bauer in Cendron

    On Sep 2nd, Ambassador Bauer attended a ceremony in Cendron to commemorate the first American Soldiers who died on Belgian soil during the liberation of Belgium in WWII.  

  •  On Friday, August 8th Ambassador Denise Bauer visited the town of Dinant in the Ardenne where she was warmly welcomed by Mayor Richard Fournaux and the entire city council.
    Ambassador Visit to Dinant

    On Friday, August 8th Ambassador Denise Bauer visited the town of Dinant in the Ardenne where she was warmly welcomed by Mayor Richard Fournaux and the entire city council. 

  • Ambassador Bauer visited the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery with the Secretary of the Army John McHugh on Monday, August 4 2014.
    Ambassador & Secretary of the Army at Henri-Chapelle

    Ambassador Bauer visited the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery with the Secretary of the Army John McHugh on Monday, August 4 2014.  

  • U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Denise Campbell Bauer met H.R.H. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde earlier this week in Liège to attend events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. (Photo courtesy of the Belgian Ministry of Defense)
    WWI Centenary Commemorations in Liège

    U.S. Ambassador Denise Bauer met with King Philippe and Queen Mathilde earlier this week in Liège, when attending events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I.  

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